Respiratory therapy

What is respiratory therapy?

Respiratory physiotherapy or respiratory therapy is a service carried out by a physiotherapist specialized in the respiratory field with the main objectives of helping patients to improve their respiratory capacity, quality of life and respiratory functionality. There are different types of respiratory physiotherapy treatment, manually, instrumentally or through respiratory technology.

The main objectives that respiratory physiotherapy sessions usually have are: drainage of secretions, strengthening respiratory muscles, improving lung capacity, volumes and respiratory physiology in general, encouraging guided exercise to improve activities of daily living and sports.

Who needs respiratory physiotherapy?

Respiratory therapy can be performed on infants, children, adults and the elderly who may have acute or chronic respiratory pathology, such as, for example


Neuromuscular diseases.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) .


Lung abscess.

Lung transplantation.

Heart or chest surgery .

Lung cancer.

Cystic Fibrosis.


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