Available At:
Currently unavailable at this location
Jordan Springs
Mount Annan
Currently unavailable at this location

Are you looking to enhance your cardiovascular (heart) and respiratory (lung) health? 

What is cardiorespiratory physiotherapy?

Cardiorespiratory or chest physiotherapy is a specialised field of physiotherapy that focuses on improving cardiovascular and respiratory function. It involves a range of techniques, including:

  • breathing exercises,
  • manual therapy, and
  • postural drainage,

to optimise lung function, clear airway secretions, and strengthen respiratory muscles.

How can cardiorespiratory physiotherapy help you?

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is a powerful ally in improving respiratory health and empowering patients to take charge of their well-being. Beyond specific techniques, respiratory physiotherapy emphasises education and self-management, enabling individuals to actively participate in their treatment and long-term care.

Five techniques, that play a pivotal role in enhancing lung function and promoting self-sufficiency:

  1. Breathing Exercises: Tailored breathing exercises help patients develop optimal breathing patterns, strengthen respiratory muscles, and improve lung capacity. Techniques like diaphragmatic breathing and pursed-lip breathing enhance oxygenation and reduce shortness of breath, enabling patients to better manage their respiratory symptoms.
  2. Airway Clearance Techniques: Physiotherapists teach patients various airway clearance techniques, such as postural drainage, percussion, and flutter valve usage. These methods help mobilise and clear mucus from the airways, reducing the risk of respiratory infections and improving overall lung function.
  3. Self-Monitoring and Symptom Recognition: Educating patients on how to monitor their symptoms and recognise warning signs empowers them to take proactive steps in managing their condition. Early identification of exacerbations allows for timely interventions, reducing the severity and duration of respiratory flare-ups.
  4. Lifestyle Modification: Chest physiotherapists work with patients to identify lifestyle factors that may impact respiratory health. This can include discussing smoking cessation, promoting regular physical activity, and optimising nutrition for better lung function.
  5. Patient Education: A significant aspect of chest physiotherapy is educating patients about their specific condition, treatment plan, and the importance of adherence. Empowering patients with knowledge equips them to make informed decisions and actively engage in their own self-management.

Solutions we offer

  • Support for individuals recovering from cardiac events, such as heart attacks or surgeries.
  • Assessment and treatment for the management of chronic respiratory conditions such as:
    • asthma
    • chest infections
    • chronic bronchitis
    • COPD
    • cystic fibrosis
    • long COVID-19
    • lung cancer
  • Assessment and treatment for pre- and post-operative patients undergoing chest or respiratory-related surgeries.
  • Advice and treatment for any individual seeking to improve cardiovascular fitness from sedentary people to athletes.
  • Support for anyone aiming to enhance cardiovascular and respiratory health, regardless of age or fitness levels.
Book an Appointment