Suite 119 Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Alexandra Road, Pinelands, 7405

Opening Hours : Mon - Fri - 7:30 to 6:00pm (Last Appointment 5:00pm)
  Contact : +27 21 531 5395

Respiratory Physiotherapy

  • Adult and paediatric respiratory conditions e.g. sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, bronchopneumonia and emphysema
  • Post-surgical respiratory infections, Intensive care
  • Maintenance or restoration of respiratory and musculoskeletal function after e.g. heart attacks, complex surgery, serious respiratory infections and major trauma

Chest Physiotherapy is usually used for the assistance of removal of secretions from the lungs. It is used to assist a cough, re-educate breathing muscles and try to increase ventilation.

It is generally a technique used for people who require assistance with removal of excess secretions from their chests or if the mucous is too thick to cough and expectorate on their own.

There is a variety of different methods that physiotherapists use when performing chest physiotherapy, these are:

  • Vibration
  • Cupping
  • Deep breathing techniques
  • Postural drainage techniques
  • IPPV / BIRD
  • Incentive Spirometry

Chest physiotherapy is important because it helps to prevent mucus from blocking air passages, which decreases the possibility of infection and lung damage.

Chest physiotherapy is usually performed within the hospital setting, however we are able to perform techniques within the outpatient clinic environment, which may assist with your condition.