Outpatient respiratory physiotherapy service for patients with chronic respiratory conditions.
If referred to this service you will have a comprehensive one to one assessment with an experienced Respiratory Physiotherapist, during which time we advise and assist you with self management of your condition. This includes education on diaphragmatic breathing, breathlessness management, sputum expectoration/ chest infection avoidance and inhaler technique.
We also assess and treat patients with dysfunctional breathing disorders and hyperventilation syndrome.
Once a patient has been assessed we may feel they would benefit from completing a pulmonary rehabilitation programme. This consists of a programme of gentle physical exercises and education and advice regarding the management of their condition. The classes run twice per week on all three hospital sites.