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Patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have respiratory problems. Their respiratory muscle strength is gradually decreased while their fatigue will increased according to the severity of the COPD. Especially, if the COPD patients develop acute exacerbetion, their respiratory muscles will be decreased in strength and they will become fatigued more quickly. That can cause respiratory failure and requires the
use of an endotracheal tube with a mechanical ventilator, including encounters complications. Therefore, pulmonary rehabilitation by respiratory muscle training to enhance its strength and endurance in order to prevent relaps of exacerbation is necessary. Elastic band exercise training is an innovation that can assist the COPD patient to increase strength and endurance of the respiratory muscles. This article presents the patterns involved in respiratory rehabilitation with an elastic band among COPD patients and to demonstrate
the benefits that they will receive.