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I suffer from COPD – can physio help?

COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and some cases of chronic asthma. This umbrella term describes chronic lung diseases that are characterised by progressive obstruction of the airways and the flow of air in and out of your lungs and shortness of breath.

Although there is no cure for COPD, studies have shown that respiratory physiotherapy is extremely effective to help treat it. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy recommends physiotherapy to help reduce breathlessness and by providing ways to manage the disease. Your physiotherapist can teach you how to control your breathing and take deeper breaths, how to clear your phlegm from your chest, and ways to pace your activities and to get moving again with a personalised exercise programme.

We know as respiratory physiotherapists that COPD can be a debilitating disease, and therefore you should not be allowed to let it take over your life. You should aim to manage it and not let it control you, is this possible? Yes it certainly is with the right help and support. Evidence shows that general well being and prognosis can improve greatly with proper treatment and care.

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You can discuss your requirements with one of our specialist case managers

Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you