Respiratory physiotherapy is a technique used to help treat patients who have problems with their lungs and breathing.
This physiotherapy can help you to manage respiratory symptoms better so that you can feel more in control of your breathing
Why Respiratory Physiotherapy is important?
- You may have a long-term underlying problem with your breathing (COPD, emphysema, bronchiectasis, asthma, chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis)
- You may have been newly diagnosed with one of the above breathing problems.
- You may suffer from recurrent chest infections or pneumonia.
- You may have problems with hyperventilation (quick breathing).
- You may have had a recent admission to the hospital for problems with your breathing.
- You may have been told you have an abnormal breathing pattern.
- You may get short of breath when walking or on exertion.
- You may have had a recent chest trauma (fractured ribs, bruising).
- You may suffer from anxiety or stress.
- You may struggle with clearing phlegm from your chest.
- You may need advice on how to use your inhalers properly.
- You may have had recent respiratory, abdominal, or cardiac surgery.
Gentle exercises, where necessary, that may help you manage your symptoms