Pediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy
It is a set of therapeutic methods and techniques aimed at the recovery of respiratory function. It acts, mainly, in the release of secretions, which cause airway obstruction, improving ventilation and promoting a normal respiratory function.
Sometimes children cannot release the sputum that is accumulating, so Physical Therapy can represent an alternative to the use of certain drugs. The Physiotherapist acts on airflow obstruction, secretion retention, ventilatory function changes, dyspnea, among others, restoring pulmonary function and preventing possible complications.
From a continuous assessment of the respiratory condition of the child, the Physiotherapist plans and adjusts the treatment within a set of non-invasive techniques with the aim of taking off, mobilizing and eliminating secretions to optimize the oxygen transport system.
The application of Pediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy techniques is very effective, promoting a faster remission of respiratory and clinical symptoms, allowing in a short time the return of the child/baby to maximum functionality and quality of life.
In children, respiratory physiotherapy is mainly applied to the following pathologies:
- Pneumonia, pneumopathy;
- Respiratory infections;
- Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis;
- Bronchial asthma;
- Fibrose cística.