August is National Lung Month


The Philippine Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) joins in the celebration of National Lung Month for the Month of August, by the virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1761.


COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulomary Disease, affects 210M people worldwide and is the 7th leading cause of death in the Philippines.

Did you know? Physical therapists care for your lungs too! PT's provide healthcare through respiratory and breathing exercises as well as energy conservation techniques.There are about 13,000 licensed PTs who are ready to help those with respiratory concerns from health promotion and disease prevention to respiratory rehabilitation.

Kami ay inyong kasama para sa malusog na baga!

References:

http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1978/07/24/proclamation-no-1761-s-1978/?fbclid=IwAR1rv9nFPgeTuLgvG9rXzZ8Nfa_EtMFCQR15duwnOa11upeGWOjQerY8YKA

https://www.bworldonline.com/study-aims-look-copd-prevalence-phl/?fbclid=IwAR3_Tkmy0ewJ9pYPqNeSmBpLcI09Fdncc3m_UZIM2KFZs6qBbSE0N9ayDVQ

https://www.wcpt.org/sites/wcpt.org/files/files/cds/reports/2018/150143.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2MSGUFoVjSsNfG5mf9OIpGAIuE46HEB3xKovvculP2edqWgiragFjxpiM

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Reference vectors courtesy of Freepik

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