In babies, respiratory physiotherapy is adapted to the fact that they have difficulty following instructions and are therefore often difficult to heal. Autogenous drainage uses manually guided breathing to clear deep mucus into the lungs.
Nasal rinses and aerosols are also used as needed. What is also important for parents is education about their child’s complaint and how to deal with it adequately.
As we get older it can happen that we get problems with the respiratory system. Complaints can vary from pneumonia that we cannot get rid of to shortness of breath and deconditioning. Respiratory physiotherapy focuses on repairing an abnormal or incorrect breathing pattern and improving exercise capacity. If there are mucus, it is taught how to cough it up.