London adult chest physiotherapy and respiratory rehabilitation
Whether you are suffering from an acute respiratory illness such as bronchitis, a chest infection or pneumonia or even chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, chest physiotherapy can help.
For severe respiratory illness, chest physiotherapy will help you clean the mucus from your lungs and will assist a faster recovery with none or very little medication. A bronchial drainage will allow your lungs to be clear of obstructing mucus avoiding the spread of the infection. This drainage of mucus allows your body to fight the infection by using its energy to attack the virus or bacteria instead of fighting the production of phlegm thus helping a prompter recovery. It will bring you a definite respiratory relief that will promote a quick recovery in the best possible conditions.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.
For the chronic respiratory diseases, the different chest physiotherapy techniques can help for a better quality of life and controlling the attacks as you learn for example an effective abdominal breathing (ex asthma), how to drain your lungs from the thick obstructing mucus, relax your chest by stretching and strengthen your respiratory muscles in order to obtain a maximum breathing comfort in your everyday life.
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For home visit physiotherapy call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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Baby chest physiotherapy to treat bronchiolitis and other baby chest infections
The bronchiolitis is a viral infection due to the RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) which causes the inflammation of the small bronchi. It is a contagious disease which is transmitted via air, nasal secretions, toys and hands. The primary symptoms are often a running nose and cough.
The baby will often feel weak during the bronchiolitis. This happens because mucus interferes with breathing, which reduces appetite and sleeping hours.Chest physiotherapy clears the lungs and respiratory ways, which allows the baby to breathe and sleep better, and increases his appetite. That also helps avoiding secondary pulmonary infections.
Chest physiotherapy will considerably reduce the duration and the intensity of the illness: you and your baby will certainly appreciate the benefits, especially during night time.
Information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD is the name given for lung disease such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive airways disease.Airflow obstruction occurs and results in breathing difficulties, persistent coughing as well as recurring chest infections.The airways suffer a persistent inflammation leading to permanent damage.
The primary cause for COPD is noxious particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which triggers an abnormal inflammatory response in the lung. Other factors are passive smoking, air pollution, exposure to fumes and dust at work.
In the alveoli, the inflammatory response causes …
Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis in London (The new chest physiotherapy)
Cystic fibrosis also called mucoviscidosis affects the lungs and digestive system.Because of the thick secretions produced, simple tasks like breathing and eating become difficult.
A faulty gene, found on chromosome 7 that controls the salt moving in your body is the cause and the result is an abnormal transport of chloride and sodium. This mutation of the gene CFTR lets too much salt and water into cells causing thick and sticky mucus in tubes and airways. The cells that line the airways of the lungs make sputum or mucus that is thicker than normal.The airways of the lungs are clogged by the accumulation of mucus and results in inflammation.
The bacteria will eventually cause….
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