Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care,
Edition 6
By Alexandra Hough, MSc MCSP CertEd Dip TP

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2025
Awaiting publication
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is very different from musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is a fast-moving, sometimes complex subject area. This textbook demystifies the field for physiotherapy students and those who work with patients who have cardiopulmonary or respiratory conditions.

Succinct and easy-to-read, Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care offers a practical approach covering everything from physiology through to patient assessment and care, across a variety of settings and patient populations. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest evidence base, including the critical, acute and chronic management of COVID-19.

The book is packed full of illustrations, clinical reasoning boxes, case studies and practice tips, making it a must-have for both student and advanced physiotherapists as well other healthcare practitioners.

Key Features

  • Fully updated with the latest evidence-base in this fast-moving field in physiotherapy
  • Easy to understand language, simple diagrams and case studies, suitable for a wide range of healthcare practitioners
  • Over 280 illustrations, 70 X-rays and other clinical photographs
  • Outcome measures for problems and diseases
  • Q&As, clinical reasoning boxes and learning and practice tips to encourage reflection
  • Tables with definitions, normal values and comparisons
  • Practical techniques described with precision

New Features

  • Critical, acute and chronic management of COVID-19
About the author
By Alexandra Hough, MSc MCSP CertEd Dip TP, Respiratory physiotherapist and clinician and lecturer
Table of Contents


About the Author



Part 1 Physiology and pathology

1 Physiological basis of clinical practice

2 Assessment

3 Respiratory disorders

4 Cardiovascular disorders

5 General management

Part 2 Physiotherapy techniques

6 Physiotherapy to increase lung volume

7 Physiotherapy to clear secretions

8 Physiotherapy to decrease the work of breathing

9 Pulmonary rehabilitation

10 Physiotherapy for people with cardiovascular disorders

11 Cardiac rehabilitation

Part 3 Surgery

12 Complications

13 Physiotherapy for surgical patients

14 Modifications for different types of surgery

Part 4 Physiotherapy for specific groups of people

15 Infants

16 Children

17 Hyperventilation syndrome

18 Elders with cardiorespiratory disease

19 Palliative respiratory physiotherapy

Part 5 Critical care

20 Critical care, support and monitoring

21 Physiotherapy for critically ill patients

22 Modifications for different disorders

Part 6 Evaluation of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

23 Does it work?

Glossary of abbreviations, definitions, symbols and values


Book details
ISBN: 9780323847483
Page Count: 616
Retail Price : £43.99

Physiotherapy students (approx. 5000)