When you run out of puff, you find yourself opting for the lift instead of the stairs. Patients with chronic lung diseases therefore cut back their level of physical activity of their own accord. This reduces their muscles and also their capacity to absorb oxygen, which in turn leads to even more breathing difficulties or shortness of breath.
This vicious circle can be counteracted with targeted pulmonary physiotherapy. For this purpose, the Physiozentrum employs physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment of lung diseases at various locations. For chronic lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or asthma, pulmonary rehabilitation is an important cornerstone of such treatment. The focus is on breathing therapy, building up strength and physical condition, and coaching. Under expert guidance, the aim is to increase physical performance and thus achieve an optimal quality of life.
Even after lung surgery, including lung volume reduction or even a transplant, it is important to train the lungs again afterwards.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, we are also increasingly seeing patients who are still suffering from the long-term effects of Covid-19 (long Covid) for weeks or months, and complaining of impaired lung function. Our specialists can also help in such cases – always in consultation with the patient’s family doctor, pneumologist and any other partners, of course.