As Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapists we can offer treatment to people with a variety of respiratory conditions. These may include long term conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma and Bronchiectasis. We can also help people overcome breathing pattern disorders such as Hyperventilation Syndrome.
When we first meet you we will undertake a full assessment of your respiratory condition. This will include a comprehensive review your medical history and current symptoms, as well as a physical assessment. We will take the time to discuss your condition and listen to how it is affecting you, as well as identifying what your goals and priorities are. We will then be able to identify the most appropriate physiotherapy interventions and develop a management plan that reflects these.
Interventions may include management plans to help minimise recurrent chest infections or worsening of your condition, Airway Clearance Techniques for excessive sputum, breathing exercises to correct disordered breathing patterns, and getting you back to physical activity and exercise safely. We can also provide advice on how to stay as well as you can.