Acute and Chronic Respiratory Physiotherapy
What Is Respiratory Physiotherapy?
Respiratory physiotherapy or chest physiotherapy, is a specialty area of physiotherapy that helps people with lung disease/s to maximise and maintain their lung function and exercise tolerance. It has been shown to reduce the chances of a chest infections for those who are compromised.
What Types Of Respiratory Conditions Can Benefit?
Chest Infection - Pneumonia
COPD conditions (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
What Is Chest Physiotherapy?
Chest physiotherapy involves techniques that assist in clearing the sputum from the lungs and increasing air flow. Modalities of treatment can include:
Manual Therapy (percussion and vibrations)
Breathing Cycles - ACBT (Deep breathing, huffing/FET, coughing)
PEP (positive expiratory pressure) Devices (normal and oscillating)