What is respiratory physiotherapy?
Respiratory physiotherapy is a specialisation of physiotherapy dedicated to the treatment and prevention of dysfunctions in the respiratory system. The aim of this speciality is to improve pulmonary ventilation, gas exchange, clear the airways, optimise coughing, improve the function of the respiratory muscles, provide greater tolerance to exercise; in summary, to improve the quality of life of patients who present any alteration of the cardio-respiratory system.
What is a respiratory physiotherapy session like?
After an exhaustive clinical history, in which information about the patient’s current state will be studied, both respiratory and muscular, cognitive, emotional and lifestyle. The specialized physiotherapist will prescribe the most appropriate treatment for each person’s circumstances.
There is a wide variety of respiratory techniques for the treatment of different respiratory dysfunctions. They include breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. After learning them together with the physiotherapist, the patient can also perform them at home. In addition, other more complex techniques that require specialized devices can also be performed. All treatments are always carried out in a comfortable and calm environment.
- COPD (pulmonary emphysema or bronchitis)
- Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
- Respiratory and cardiac insufficiency.
- Pre-post abdominal surgery.
- Neurological and neuromuscular diseases: stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS.
- Anxiety and stress.
- Any disease that compromises respiratory function.
Benefits of respiratory physiotherapy.
- Improves lung ventilation and gas exchange.
- Corrects breathing pattern.
- Improves secretion drainage and cough efficiency.
- Avoids admissions and complications.
- Increases exercise tolerance.
- Helps to reduce and control dyspnoea (shortness of breath).
Your baby accumulates secretions, has repeated bronchiolitis or asthma and you don’t know how to relieve it?
With infant respiratory physiotherapy we prevent, treat and/or stabilise respiratory problems such as: bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis and accumulation of secretions.
We also improve the quality of life of the youngest members of the household by helping them with allergies, genetic or environmental factors that cause increasingly significant respiratory pathologies. It is the ideal complement and/or substitute for many pharmacological treatments.
Forget urban legends and “home” remedies and try infant respiratory physiotherapy.