Research Compares Impact of Physiotherapy Electrophysical Modality with Conventional Asthma Medication
The impact of a physiotherapy electrophysical modality compared to that of conventional asthma medication was the focus of research by Dr Eniola Awolola for his PhD in Physiotherapy.
Inspired by his master’s degree findings, Awolola chose to study further and examined the best position to administer the modality and test its ability to reverse airway obstruction in asthma.
The results indicated that the modality is most effective when combined with a short-acting bronchodilator in a 45deg body position. Other findings discovered that asthma patients enjoy better relief in a 90deg long sitting position.
Awolola said he was excited about his accomplishment, especially because the COVID-19 pandemic had delayed the commencement of his work.
‘I look forward to my next degree. My utmost desire is to make more ground-breaking discoveries in my contribution to human existence.’
Currently working as Chief Physiotherapist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, Awolola plans to move from clinical practice into academia.
Words: Mandisa Shozi