Breathing therapy

Breathing therapy

What is respiratory therapy?

The main goal of respiratory therapy is to facilitate and support breathing. This involves both improving lung function (e.g., breathing techniques, mucus-clearing measures) and training factors that contribute to better breathing (posture, awareness, and improvement of respiratory muscles).

When is respiratory therapy used?

Respiratory therapy is primarily used for lung function disorders. These can be either caused by diseases (e.g., COPD, long COVID, asthma, pneumonia, etc.) or physical conditions (e.g., paralysis disorders, multiple sclerosis, lung contusion).

What does respiratory therapy entail?

As you may have noticed, respiratory therapy encompasses more than one might initially think. The specific techniques applied will be individually selected based on your specific symptoms. Respiratory therapy may include various techniques such as breathing exercises, toning, contact breathing, relaxation exercises, mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Additionally, coaching in coping with chronic diseases plays a significant role in respiratory therapy, helping you achieve a higher quality of life.