Breathing Problems

Physiotherapists providing home visits in Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire & Taunton
If you’ve been diagnosed with a breathing problem, physiotherapy may help you to manage your condition. At Severn Physiotherapy, we are offer specialist respiratory physiotherapy. We can offer you an assessment at home. If you find that breathlessness is affecting your day to day life, our service can support you with issues such as:

– Managing breathlessness 
– Medication management, including advising how to take your medications and if you would benefit from changing your medication
– Understanding your condition
– Managing anxiety
– Managing fatigue
– How to exercise safely
– Managing sputum production (phlegm)
– Using oxygen
– Managing chest infections

We commonly work with people with the following conditions:

– Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
– Asthma
– Bronchiectasis
– Pulmonary Fibrosis

You can read more about managing breathlessness by clicking here.

What to expect from a physiotherapy assessment

The physiotherapist will come to your home at a time that is convenient to you.

We will start by asking you about your experience of your condition and a little about your medical history. It is important for us to know what you are hoping to get out of having physiotherapy so that we are sure we are targeting our treatment specifically for you.

We will then listen to your chest, observe how you breathe and take some observations (such as your pulse and oxygen levels).

After your assessment, we will trial some different treatment approaches to see what will fit your needs best.

If you’d like to know more about if physiotherapy is the right choice for you, give us a call and we can talk about your needs.

  • We visit you at home
  • Qualified physiotherapists
  • Medication reviews
  • Reduce breathlessness
  • Reduce feeling of panic and anxiety
  • Initial Assessment / Treatment – 60-90 minutes
  • Follow ups 45 minutes

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an exercise and education programme. Research shows it’s a brilliant way to enable you to do more without feeling breathless, feel more confident in managing your condition and reduce feelings of panic and anxiety. The NHS run several programmes around the area.

However, if you would like to have a one-to-one programme, or sessions in your own home, get in touch with Severn Physiotherapy. Our team is experienced in running pulmonary rehabilitation programmes, working with a wide range of abilities, helping people to achieve their potential and feel confident in managing their breathing condition.

Get in touch to talk about if you would benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation at home

Please contact us to discuss the options of having pulmonary rehabilitation exercise and education in your own home.

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