Respiratory Physiotherapy

Respiratory Physiotherapy can help a wide variety of conditions and symptoms.

Conditions include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) (Emphysema / Chronic Bronchitis)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease / Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breathing Pattern Disorders
  • Long COVID

Respiratory Physiotherapy can address symptoms including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • Chest secretions / sputum that is difficult to clear
  • Long term cough
  • Hyperventilation
  • Difficulty managing everyday activities
  • Anxiety

Some of the treatments may include:

  • Self management plans
  • Reviewing Inhaler technique
  • Ways to manage breathlessness
  • Strategies to manage fatigue
  • Breathing exercises
  • Exercises to clear secretions / sputum
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation (specific exercise for those with breathing problems)
  • Advice and education on managing everyday activities
  • Cough suppression techniques
  • Support with Non-Invasive-Ventilation (NIV)
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