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Respiratory Conditions

Physiotherapy is involved in the non-medical treatment of patients with acute and chronic respiratory disease.
In addition to its traditional role in the treatment of airflow obstruction and mucus retention, other aspects of respiratory disorders such as in ventilatory pump dysfunction, dyspnoea, impaired exercise performance and quality of life are also targets for physiotherapy interventions. Exercise training, peripheral and respiratory muscle training, airway clearance techniques, and breathing retraining have been shown to be effective treatments in a variety of conditions affecting the respiratory system.