About Respiratory Treatment

At Respiratory Physiotherapy Ireland, our physiotherapists are experienced and trained at providing individualised treatment for a variety of respiratory conditions. Each respiratory technique has a different use and your condition will influence what is the most appropriate technique for you.

Respiratory conditions can have a significant impact on exercise tolerance and independence with everyday activities. Physiotherapy is focused on maximising physical function and helping you manage your symptoms.

At Respiratory Physiotherapy Ireland, we commence with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s respiratory function, breathing pattern, respiratory muscle function and exercise capacity to ascertain your individual problems assessment of skeletal muscle function is particularly important, as this forms a major barrier to normal functioning in many respiratory patients. Based on this information, a specialised, evidence-based therapy plan is devised. We tailor a treatment plan to your specific condition and to meet your individual needs.

At Respiratory Physiotherapy Ireland, Respiratory treatment will depend on your individual condition and symptoms which may incorporate any or all of the following:

  • Active Cycle of Breathing – Breathing exercises to aid clearance of mucus/phlegm
  • Autogenic Drainage – Breathing exercises to aid clearance of mucus/phlegm
  • Breathing exercise/positions – techniques to reduce shortness of breath
  • Inhaler Technique – Advice on the use of inhalers, nebulisers and volumatics.
  • Positive Expiratory Pressure eg PEP mak, Therapep
  • Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure eg Aerobika
  • Exercise Perscription – to help improve fitness by increasing blood oxygen levels.
  • Manual Techniques –percussion and vibrations to loosen mucus/phlegm.
  • Thoracic Mobility and Posture – an important part in prevention of long term back problems in patients with breathing difficulties. This may include hands-on intervention such as soft tissue massage.
  • Positioning – Advice on positioning to allow gravity to assist the drainage of mucus/phlegm.
  • Bone Health – Advice on bone health for those who are inactive as a result of their breathing difficulties or for those using oral steroid.
  • Self Management strategies – expert advice to help deal with your respiratory problem
  • Education – Lifestyle advice
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