You probably already know that physiotherapy is a popular way of treating aches, pains and injuries, but you may not be aware that it’s also great for helping those with respiratory conditions such as asthma.
One of the main reasons for this is that physiotherapists are experts when it comes to developing personalised exercise programs, and physical activity is known to help those suffering from respiratory conditions. Some sufferers shy away from physical exertion due to worry that it will trigger a shortness of breath, but physiotherapists can prescribe the right amount of exercise at the right level of intensity to ensure your condition improves, rather than exacerbating it. You may be surprised to hear that some top level athletes suffer from asthma, including Paula Radcliffe!
In addition to being able to help with a program of exercise, physiotherapists can assess the way you breathe and help you to develop a more relaxed method. Sometimes respiratory ailments are worsened by poor breathing technique, and it is possible to retrain yourself to improve your inhaling and exhaling. This can be particularly helpful for those who experience asthma attacks on a regular basis.
If you’re interested to find out more about how The Physiotherapy Partners can help with your respiratory condition, feel free to get in touch with us.
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