Respiratory

Respiratory illness and chest complaints are extensive and varied in terms of type, severity and cause: i.e. infective / lifestyle / genetic. Physiotherapists are trained to provide an assessment and management programme, to address issues such as sputum clearance, shortness of breath and exercise tolerance.

Early intervention from a Chartered Physiotherapist is show to have positive outcomes on overall quality of life for such patients.

Physiotherapy is indicated in a wide range of respiratory illnesses including but not limited to:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chest infections
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy treatment consists of:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Manual techniques to aid sputum clearanceJoint mobilisations
  • Exercise prescription
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
  • Management of breathlessness and fatigue
  • Mobility assessment and advice

If you have any unexplained / undiagnosed symptoms of breathlessness, productive cough, chest pain, weight loss etc. Please seek medical attention.

Useful Links:

Breathing, Hearth and Lung Problems