Most people will know we can successfully help in the treatment of musculoskeletal chest. Most people are however unaware of our role during respiratory chest pain. Physiotherapy can be very beneficial to a person suffering from a chest condition, from bacterial lung infections to chronic emphysema.
Our main aim is to maintain a patent airway, by assisting in the removal of secretions form the lungs. We do not provide full chest treatments, but we can refer you to the appropriate Physiotherapist.
If you are struggling with a lot of phlegm, this is a good time for treatment as Physiotherapist can aid you in the removal of the secretions. This will enable you to recover quicker, prevent re-infection and decrease your symptoms especially shortness of breath and fever (caused by secretion retention).
Some other practices are involved at surrounding day-care centres where we perform suctioning and assist in the removal of secretions from children’s lungs to prevent progression of an infection and reduced airflow to their lungs. Babies breathe mostly through their noses up until 7 months old. They are able to breathe through the mouth but struggles to do so, because they are still developing the ability to control of their mouths.