Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatment in London at home or at the practice ( COPD treatment)
Physiotherapist in London specialised in the treatment of COPD
Our Physiotherapist in London are specialised in the treatment of all respiratory diseases including chronic bronchitis. We offer treatment at home of in our physiotherapy practices in Belgravia near Victoria or in Moorgate near Liverpool street.
Chest Physiotherapy to treat chronic pulmonary diseases in London
Chest Physiotherapy and lungs drainage is the most efficient and natural treatment to treat chronic pulmonary diseases. It is very efficient to clear the lungs from mucus and secretions and give to the patient a new breath. It is a technique which has been use in France for more than 20 years and our physiotherapists in London are the only to offer this treatment. They also teach patients how to draine their lungs themselves between session to offer them a maximum confort in everyday life.
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.
Our chronic bronchitis treatment in London is more than just chest physiotherapy
We also offer:
- Exercise programs to teach patients how to strengthen their diaphragm.
- Exercise programs to teach patients how to stretch their ribcage for a more efficient breathing.
- We teach abdominal breathing for a better blood oxygenation.
- Autogenic drainage.
- Physical activity
Physical activities being the key of a better quality of life when you have a chronic pulmonary disease, our physiotherapist is also personal trainer in London and will be able to create a tailor exercises program suitable to your condition.
We are covered by health Insurance companies and recognised by Bupa Uk and Axa ppp
For home visit physiotherapy in London call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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Information about chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and chronic bronchitis
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.
What are the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases ( COPD)?
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 destruction of the tissues of the lung, a process known as emphysema.
What are the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases ( COPD)?
People with COPD usually get diagnosed after 35 when it is more noticeable. Symptoms include breathlessness, persistent cough with phlegm, chest infections and wheezing. Those symptoms worsen during winter. Additional symptoms might be weight loss, fatigue and swollen ankles.
Diagnosis is made by performing breathing test called spirometery to see how well the lungs are performing. Other tests involve blood test, chest x-rays or phlegm sample.
How can you reduce the symptoms of COPD?
There is currently no cure for COPD. However, treatments as chest physiotherapy and exercises will help slow the progression and reduce symptoms. Chest physiotherapy and physical activities are necessary if you want to minimize the symptoms. 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, 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.
Quitting smoking is the priority if the patient is a smoker.