Physical problems

This growing service  provides therapy to those suffering predominantly from heart and lung conditions. Services include:

  • pre and post surgery care for cardiac, abdominal or lung disorders and transplants
  • mobility and exercise programmes after heart attacks or diagnosed heart conditions
  • weight loss and exercise before cardiac surgery
  • therapy for pneumonia and chest infections
  • asthma advice and treatment
  • therapy for breathing discoordination and hyperventilation syndrome
  • therapy for chronic lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer
  • therapy for general weakness from long-term morbidity

The goals of treatment are to:

  • increase general exercise tolerance after surgery
  • increase ventilation of the lungs after illness or surgery
  • aid in the clearance of secretions in the lungs
  • improve activities of daily living after surgery or illness
  • reduce breathlessness through advice on breathing, exercise, adaptations and energy saving advice.