Back and neck injuries

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Back and neck pain is the number one cause of time off work for more Australians than any other condition. It requires a careful assessment of contributing factors to poor spinal health including change of postural habits or other unhealthy contributing factors.  Whether the discomfort is caused by repetitive movement, poor posture, stress or trauma, our physiotherapy consultation will effectively diagnose and treat the source of neck and back pain.

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specialises in teaching breathing strategies and exercises for patients with diseases and injuries in the heart and lungs. These conditions often present as shortness of breath, persistent cough, increased work of breathing or the reduced ability to exercise.

Common cardiorespiratory conditions include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)
  • Respiratory Infections, i.e. Pneumonia
  • Cardiac disease

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy that specialises in teaching breathing strategies and exercises for patients with diseases and injuries in the heart and lungs. These conditions often present as shortness of breath, persistent cough, increased work of breathing or the reduced ability to exercise.

Common cardiorespiratory conditions include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF)
  • Respiratory Infections, i.e. Pneumonia
  • Cardiac disease
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Human Body Organs (Lungs Anatomy)
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Assessment

In your first appointment Rosemary will take a detailed assessment of your medical history. She will review any relevant investigations or tests that relate to your current condition and perform a physical examination of your breathing capacity.

 

Human Body Organs (Lungs Anatomy)

Treatment

Treatment may involve:

  • Deep Breathing Exercise: to encourage increased lung volumes
  • Hands-on Techniques and Breathing Facilitation Exercises: to expand your lung capacity
  • Percussions and Vibrations: to help you loosen secretions and make coughing easier
  • Coughing and Breathing Strategies: to help you cough and manage your shortness of breath
  • Breathing and Circulation Exercises: to prevent further respiratory and vascular complications such as chest infection and deep venous thrombosis (DVTs)
  • Breathing Exercises: to control your breathing pattern, build muscle strength and endurance and improve your general health and wellbeing
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Rehabilitation

Regular reassessments are important to keep things on track. Ongoing monitoring and education is important to monitor your symptoms and disease progression. Reassessment can also be useful to see improvements and progress exercises, as you are able to do more.

 

You can find us at 461 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong. Call 03 9824 6440 for an appointment

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