Fizjoterapia oddechowa - to nie tylko cwiczenia oddechowe i odkrztuszanie

Translated title of the contribution: Respiratory physiotherapy – it is more than breathing exercises and expectoration

Agnieszka Lewko, Anna Pyszora

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Physiotherapy covers many areas of medicine, incl. neurology, orthopedics and traumatology or cardiology. In some countries, respiratory physiotherapy is one of the three most important areas, while in others it is still underestimated. It is traditionally associated with bronchial tree cleansing techniques, postural drainage or breathing exercises. However, these approaches only represent a fragmented range of therapeutic effects and there is much more to respiratory physiotherapy!

Physiotherapists specializing in this field work, among others with thoracic surgery patients, people with neuromuscular diseases, cough dysfunction and ventilation disorders, with severe spinal cord injury, with ventilation disorders in exacerbations of chronic diseases, with ventilated patients in intensive care units, with patients hospitalized due to an acute course of lung / bronchial infections of all ages, including children. Physiotherapists also play an important role in working with patients with functional disorders of the respiratory system, e.g. hyperventilation or hypoventilation syndrome in advanced obesity. The respiratory physiotherapy among newborns with respiratory disorders cannot be overestimated.The following article aims to present the scope of respiratory physiotherapy in the light of current knowledge and on the basis of existing clinical recommendations.
Translated title of the contributionRespiratory physiotherapy – it is more than breathing exercises and expectoration
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalGlos Fizjoterapeuty
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes


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