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Physiotherapy for respiratory conditions

Physiotherapy for lung conditions

HCA UK uses respiratory physio to diagnose and treat a range of respiratory conditions. Find out more.

About

Respiratory physio is used to treat a range of lung-related conditions, such as: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and chest infections. It can also help with breathing complications following chest trauma (such as broken ribs), respiratory, abdominal or cardiac surgery and allows you to manage your symptoms more effectively.

Need to know

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    Respiratory physio is carried out by a specially trained physiotherapist.

    Your first appointment should take one hour, and your physiotherapist will start by asking you about your respiratory condition. They will then listen to your chest using a stethoscope to assess your breathing pattern.

    You will be invited for a series of follow-up appointments, which will be half-an-hour long. As treatment progresses, your physiotherapist will manually apply various chest clearance techniques, and also perform therapeutic exercise techniques to help you better manage your breathing. They may also offer advice on breathing exercises you can do at home.
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    No special preparation is usually required before respiratory physio and you can continue to eat and drink beforehand.
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    After the respiratory physio has finished you will be able to go home the same day and you shouldn’t experience any side effects.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Wellington Hospital

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments. 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • Rehab centre

    Lung Function Laboratory

    Circus Road

    St John's Wood, London

    NW8 9LE

    Call 020 7483 5360

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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