Breathing problems

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, get in touch and we can talk about your needs.