The arrival of autumn welcomes the start of a new and wonderful school year, but it also brings with it the arrival of colds, snot and also problems in the children’s upper respiratory tract that can lead to more serious infections such as the well-known bronchiolitis.
Our Respiratory Physiotherapy professional tries to help pupils and their families, so that they can enjoy a proper respiratory function. Periodical and on-demand visits to the centre will be conducted as well as home visits whenever needed. We will explain what bronchiolitis is, how to detect the first symptoms and what respiratory physiotherapy consists of, so that they can enjoy good respiratory health.
Respiratory Physiotherapy will help and facilitate the evacuation of mucus from the upper airways as well as even possible bronchial obstructions if any. It is a preventive therapy and treats different pathologies such as simple colds, bronchiolitis, otitis media and bronchitis.
- Nasal breathing is essential. Our nose is a filter that prevents unwanted particles from entering the respiratory tract, including micro-organisms.
- Helps control and even eliminate coughing. When nasal washes are not enough and the mucus is already starting to fall down the throat causing coughing and even vomiting, Respiratory Physiotherapy is especially useful to eliminate those secretions that are so annoying.
- Helps drain bronchial secretions. In lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis or bronchiolitis, secretions are generated inside the lung causing coughing and shortness of breath.
- After a session of Respiratory Physiotherapy, children eat better. A child with mucus does not breathe well through the nose, chokes and eating becomes a torture. In addition, coughing makes it easy for them to vomit up everything they have eaten. By improving nasal breathing and eliminating the mucus accumulated in the throat and lower airway, appetite is restored.
- Improved sleep. Endless coughs that wake us up in the middle of the night, despair, fatigue. When we are ill it seems that the most comforting thing to do is to sleep. If we improve nasal breathing and control coughing, our children will sleep better and so will their parents.
- Colds will last just long enough. Sometimes we don’t know if the children’s snot in May is caused by the cold in October, or if it is a new infection. When the symptoms of colds, even if they are already over, last longer than normal, with Respiratory Physiotherapy we eliminate the secretions that accumulate and reduce the cough, thus normalising the situation much sooner.
- Avoids hospital admissions. When a respiratory infection affects a baby just a few months old or encounters complications, it is often necessary to hospitalise the child. With Respiratory Physiotherapy, we prevent certain infections from going further and ending up in hospital.