CHEST Physiotherapy

What is chest physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists have the ability to help people with chest conditions that need help to remove excess phlegm (mucus) from their airways and improve breathing technique and improve oxygen flow to the lungs.


What is chest physiotherapy used for?

Chest physiotherapy can help a number of conditions including:

  • pneumonia
  • chest infections
  • cystic fibrosis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • asthma
  • increased mucus production due to being bed bound or inactive
  • keeping airways clear after surgery


What is involved in chest physiotherapy?

The physiotherapist can help teach you breathing exercises to do yourself to help keep your airways clear as well as use techniques known as percussion, vibrations, postural drainage to help loosen the secretions. For those people who are unable to generate an effective enough cough to get rid of the phlegm assisted coughing is a technique that can be used. They can also advise on any breathing equipment that may be of help to improve oxygen flow or make the mucus looser and reduce shortness of breath.

Prior to each treatment assessment techniques such as auscultation using a stethoscope to listen to your lungs will be performed.

Click here to see the one of the types of breathing exercises recommended, known as the ACBT (Active Cycle of Breathing Technique).


Do I need chest physiotherapy?

If you are having problems getting rid of phlegm, have shortness of breath, had a recent operation involving the heart or lungs then it is worth being checked by a chest physiotherapist.


Does chest physiotherapy work?

Yes it does and better for some conditions than others. It works particularly well for conditions in which a lot of phlegm is being produced and needs to be rid of. If there is a build up phlegm that remains in the lungs there is an increased risk of developing a chest infection.

Looking for chest physiotherapy in London? Our team is composed of experienced physiotherapists who provide thorough assessments and effective treatments for the chest to both adults and children in the comfort of their own home, carehome or school.


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