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Services | Respiratory

Respiratory Physiotherapy

At Active Edge Physio Melbourne, we are uniquely qualified to manage acute respiratory dysfunction. Pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency is common in people with neuromuscular disorders such as spinal cord injury, Guillain barre syndrome, motor neurone disease, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, multi system atrophy and myositis. People with these conditions may find it difficult to take a deep breath and cough effectively – respiratory physiotherapy can help.

Minimising and preventing pneumonia is important to live your life to the fullest and to stay out of hospital. We are highly skilled in reversing lung collapse and clearing sputum in complex scenarios where taking a deep breath and coughing is challenging. We are able to work with clients and their carers to optimise lung function, either through set up of a maintenance program or an active physiotherapy regime to help with rapid recovery from a chest infection.

We have many years of experience working in acute hospital and critical care settings, routinely using and prescribing volume restoration devices such as the Philips Respironics CoughAssist, Taleb Medical Nippy clearway, AirLiquide Alpha 300, non-invasive and invasive ventilation. We are also highly competent in suctioning and tracheostomy management.

Our physiotherapists have identified a need for greater physiotherapy support for lung health in the community and are excited to provide this unique respiratory service.

If you are requiring this service, we may be able to travel out of our listed areas to visit you. For further information, please fill in our contact form, call us on (03) 8609 1019 or email us on reception@active-edge-physio.com.au