Our cardio-respiratory patients often present with:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Reduced lung volume capacities
- Post pneumonia
- Increased lung secretions
Our physiotherapists will commonly use postural drainage techniques, percussion and vibrations in these positions. Equipment can often be used, for example a flutter device or PEP (positive expiratory pressure) to splint open the airways and facilitate movement of secretions to the upper airways so the secretions can be expectorated.
If you have any questions at all about anything related to your overall cardio fitness or lung condition please do not hesitate to call us and chat with one of our Physiotherapists.