Respiratory physiotherapy can be useful for any patient with airflow limitation, but it is mainly prescribed for respiratory symptoms such as dyspnea, which is characterized by the feeling short of breath.
How can we help?
It is also common for patients suffering from chronic and neurological diseases to make use of pulmonary physiotherapy,
because as their disease progresses their respiratory capacity is significantly affected:
- Long-term COVID
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Bronchial asthma.
- Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
- Sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome.
- Lung cancer.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Multiple sclerosis.
The main task of this area of physiotherapy is to prevent respiratory dysfunction and restore lung function, improving the day-to-day life of patients. Among the specific objectives are:
- Reduce the work of breathing.
- Contribute to the elimination of secretions.
- Increase exercise tolerance.
In short, progressively improve the quality of life of the patient.