Heart and pulmonary problems
A number of diseases affecting lung function result in symptoms that can interfere with daily activities, including shortness of breath, coughing, accumulation of secretions, and fatigue. Respiratory physiotherapy can very effective in treating pulmonary system and breathing problems to improve patient quality of life.
Physiotherapy professionals employ various techniques and exercises to improve lung ventilation, clear airway secretions, improve respiratory control, and alleviate related symptoms.
In addition, cardio-respiratory physiotherapy is effective in helping patients get back in shape gradually and safely.
Pulmonary rehabilitation and cardio-respiratory rehabilitation are effective physiotherapy approaches, principally in treating the following conditions:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Congestive heart failure and other heart diseases
- Heart or lung surgery