How often do I need to see my Respiratory Physiotherapist?
Training for 20′-30 ‘for 3-5 times / week is ideal. However, even though such a program can be followed by most COPD patients, those who are affected by severe airway obstruction may not tolerate such workout intensity. Alternatively, an interim working method can be adopted, where you work at 60% -80% of the maximum exercise capacity for 2 or 3 minutes intervals and then take 2 to 3 minutes to rest.
As in healthy subjects also in COPD patients, the positive effect of exercise is maintained for the duration of training. On the other hand, a reduction in the intensity, duration or frequency of the respiratory rehabilitation program significantly reduces the beneficial effects.
Are there any side effects?
1. Sometimes general physical fatigue can appear, however this can be dealt with by simply fine-tuning the intensity of muscular training to according to the patient’s physical strength and resistance.
2. Initial coughing and expectoration may occur in hyper-secretive forms.
Why Respiratory Physiotherapy at Home
Our respiratory physio provide exclusive, one to one treatment directly in your home in London, but they can also provide assistance after dismissal from a clinic or hospital to a care home or other protected environment.
Medelit allows you to access London’s best respiratory physiotherapists, who will treat you directly in your home so you won’t need to worry about transfers and timing, saving you energy which you can fully dedicate to your sessions. We design our chest physiotherapy treatment plans specifically on each patient’s needs and our multidisciplinary and team approach will ensure that you are provided with continuity and completeness of care, which we deliver at the highest standards possible.