Chest physiotherapy includes techniques used to loosen lung secretions, making them easier to drain or cough out, and to assist in clearing of chest infections faster and more effectively.
A trained physiotherapist will take a full subjective and objective assessment of the presenting condition considering a wide range of factors including smoking history, lifestyle factors, cough strength and any doctors notes. They will then listen to the chest with a stethoscope and determine an action plan to resolve any infections faster, clear the lungs efficiently and provide a take-home plan
Techniques used in chest physiotherapy may include:
- Postural drainage
- Percussions and vibrations
- Cough or huff techniques
- Deep breathing exercies
- Home exercises
City Physio has ICU and HDU trained physiotherapists on staff who have an extensive background in providing chest physiotherapy in a variety of clinical settings and conditions. We make all of our chest physio appointments a double/ extended slot (45mins- 1 hour) as we find that prompt and effective assessment and treatment has the best success rate. In most cases our patients have significant benefit after just 1 treatment, with most patients requiring between 1 and 3 treatments for full resolution. Call to make a chest physiotherapy appointment now!