Do you know how many breaths you take per day? It's around 20,000. Your lungs are working hard! Have you ever thought about the quality of your breathing? It may be more on your mind as we are dealing with COVID, with can cause lasting lung damage.
Respiration plays a role in overall health. As physical therapists, we use a whole-body approach, so breathing plays a role in our care. Seeing a physical therapist can help improve your respiratory function. We engage your respiratory muscles through techniques like diaphragmatic breathing, visualization, and relaxation. We provide written instruction and pictures. Through exercise, we help to increase endurance, strength, and lung capacity. Manual therapy may be used to increase rib expansion.
We can help you bounce back quicker whether you are suffering from long-term respiratory impairment or a result of COVID. Come see us and improve your breathing.