Posted: 18th May 2020
Posted in: Physiotherapy
Inhalation occurs when the diaphragm contracts to expand the lungs and therefore allows air to enter our lungs.
Oxygen gets transferred from our lungs to our bloodstream, as oxygen enters our bloodstream, carbon dioxide exits the bloodstream back into our lungs.
It then gets expelled with exhalation as the elasticity of the lungs recoil back to resting position. Then the cycle begins again.
The respiratory system can be affected when any of these structures experience dysfunction or disease. The following signs and symptoms are common side effects:
Chest wall dysfunction
The Physiotherapist’s here at Gen Physio are trained in applying chest physiotherapy to help aid with shortness of breath, increase effectiveness of a cough, and to help clear up any sputum to allow for better gas exchange. Methods employed are listed below:
What to do next?
Physiotherapists are trained in the management of respiratory conditions and are ‘first contact’ practitioners, which means we do not need a GP referral to come out to you. So, if you or somebody you know is suffering, give us a call at Gen Physio, we have a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to changing the lives of our clients. All our clinicians are mobile and come to your own home to conduct an examination.
Give us a call on 1800 068 226 to book a consultation today.
Article written by Jenny Gangler
Physiotherapist – Gold Coast & Sth Brisbane
Jenny is a physiotherapist who holds a degree in Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelors of Exercise Science. She aims to deliver friendly, empathetic and effective healthcare by building strong professional relationships and ensuring patients goals are continuously met.
Compassionate to improve patient’s quality of life to the best of her ability, she ensures ongoing professional development to provide the most effective treatment within a client-centred plan.
Learn more about Jenny here.