Discuss why you think physical therapy is important in treating patients with COPD and how you will use your academic knowledge and information in your practice. Assignment outlines are below: How you will develop appropriate goals and design a plan of care for patients with COPD using clinical decision making strategies State the key components of pulmonary rehabilitation programs as outlined by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and the role of physical therapy in the rehabilitation process of patients with COPD. Search for evidence related to physical therapy interventions used in pulmonary conditions. Apply evidence based evaluation and treatment techniques to patients having COPD. Discuss pulmonary function tests and how these can be used as part of the examination of COPD patients, discuss the use of various airway clearance techniques.