Respiratory Physiotherapy London
Chest Physiotherapy in London against lungs disease or chest infection ( flu, pneumonia …)
Respiratory physiotherapy can help patients suffering from acute respiratory illnesses as well as chronic respiratory diseases. Some examples are:
- Chest infection
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.
If you suffer from a severe respiratory illness in London, such as flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia, chest physiotherapy will assist a faster recovery, potentially without medication if the treatment starts at the early stages of the illness. Chest physiotherapy and lung drainage will help you clean the mucus from your lungs, offering respiratory relief and stopping the infection from spreading. This allows your body to fight the infection by focusing its energy to attack the virus or bacteria, instead of the production of phlegm, thus helping a prompter recovery.
Our physiotherapists in London have more than ten years of experience in respiratory treatment for adults and children and use the new chest physiotherapy technique, which has been used for over 15 years in France, Belgium, Switzerland and USA and are now available in the UK. This technique is proven to be more efficient in cleaning your lungs, gentler than old techniques such as clapping or percussion, can be done passively or actively and in shorter sessions.
If you suffer from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, or COPD , the different chest physiotherapy techniques can help you control the attacks and achieve a better quality of life. Pulmonary Rehabilitation will teach you how to feel less breathless by improving your fitness and stamina, so you don’t have to quit your enjoyable everyday activities.
Our physiotherapist in London can teach you:
- Effective abdominal breathing for better blood oxygenation
- How to drain your lungs from the thick obstructing mucus (autogenic drainage)
- How to relax your ribcage and diaphragm by stretching
- How to strengthen your diaphragm in order to obtain maximum breathing comfort in your everyday life
- Exercises to improve your stamina and strength in order to reduce the feeling of breathlessness
Understanding your condition and your medication will help you cope better and gain control of your symptoms and attacks. If you are a COPD patient and a smoker, quitting smoking should also be a priority in order to improve your breathing.
At Excellence physiotherapy London, we offer either home visits within London for patients who don’t wish or cannot travel, or at either of the two Light Centre practices: London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City, or Belgravia, near Victoria station.
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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Information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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