Respiratory Services

Do you suffer from;

  • excessive sputum
  • troublesome and irritating cough
  • are you limited by your breathlessness?

Respiratory physiotherapy can help.

For Sputum:

We can teach you a few simple breathing exercises that are far easier than coughing. With these effortless, straighforward techniques, we can help keep your lungs clear of sputum, and keep your coughing to a minimum.

Where indicated we can use additional products such as Flutter or PEP devices, Cough Assist, NIPPY clearway and suction.

Conditions treated include (but not exclusive to)

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chest infections

For Breathlessness:

Physiotherapy can also help you control and reduce your breathlessness and improve your exercise tolerance.

Conditions treated include

  • Hyperventilation syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Respiratory muscle fatigue post prolonged ventilation/tracheostomy use.

Where necessary, we use incentive spirometers and inspiratory muscle trainers.

 

For Ventilation:

At Clear Path Physiotherapy, we have extensive and highly specialist experience of non-invasive ventilation, helping you to use your NIV and CPAP machines at home. We are equally specialised in use of the Cough Assist device, including the NIPPY clearway. We also manage clients using home oxygen.

We are experienced in all varieties of tracheostomy (and minitrachracheostomy) and can facilitate weaning programmes, teach carer management,  manage acute respiratory infections, and provide suction.