Chest physiotherapy is a hands-on treatment offered by physiotherapists to assist in the management of conditions including COPD, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis as well as post-operative chest management.
The treatment involves manual techniques that assist in mobilising secretions as well as breathing exercises which can assist with shortness of breath. If required by your doctor, we as physiotherapists are also able to assist with collecting sputum samples to be sent to the laboratory. Chest physiotherapy is effective in both adults as well as incredibly effective in babies and young children having difficulty clearing their chests.
- Manual Chest physiotherapy.
- Breathing re-education.
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.