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Respiratory physiotherapy

Support for improving breathing techniques

Respiratory physiotherapy is recommended for the treatment of various lung-related ailments, including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and chest infections. It can also provide support in dealing with breathing difficulties resulting from chest trauma (e.g., broken ribs), as well as respiratory, abdominal, or cardiac surgeries. By utilising respiratory physiotherapy, individuals can effectively manage their symptoms and improve their overall respiratory function.

What to expect during your session

During your respiratory physiotherapy session, you will receive care from a dedicated and specially trained physiotherapist. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, designed to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the process.

Your initial appointment will typically last for one hour, allowing ample time for your physiotherapist to understand your unique respiratory condition. They will begin by attentively listening to your concerns and experiences, providing a compassionate space for you to express your needs.

To assess your breathing pattern and lung function, your physiotherapist will use a stethoscope to gently listen to your chest. This examination is carried out with utmost care and sensitivity to ensure your comfort.

In the subsequent follow-up appointments, which usually last for around half an hour, your physiotherapist will apply a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to your specific needs. With skilled hands-on approaches, they will help facilitate chest clearance, promoting effective lung function and clearance of mucus. Additionally, they will guide you through therapeutic exercises designed to improve your breathing capacity and control.

As your treatment progresses, your physiotherapist will provide personalized advice and guidance on breathing exercises that you can practice in the comfort of your own home. They will empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to actively participate in managing your breathing difficulties.

Throughout your session, your physiotherapist will maintain a caring and supportive approach, ensuring that you feel heard, understood, and valued as an individual on your journey towards better respiratory health.

Following your respiratory physiotherapy session, you will be able to return home on the same day, allowing you to continue with your daily routine. Rest assured, you should not encounter any significant side effects as a result of the session.

The goal of respiratory physiotherapy is to enhance your well-being and breathing function, ensuring that you can manage your respiratory condition more effectively. By focusing on personalised techniques and exercises, the session aims to promote your comfort and improve your overall respiratory health.

An appointment with an experienced physiotherapist could be helpful. The specialist will diagnose the cause of your respiratory issues and discuss a suitable treatment programme with you.

Treatment Overview

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  • Covered by health insurance? Yes

  • Can I pay privately? Yes

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