Respiratory Outpatient Physiotherapy

Hillingdon Hospital provides an Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapy service for adults which offers individual one-to-one appointments to help you manage your respiratory condition.

Occasionally due to illness or disease we can develop difficulties managing secretions within our lungs or lose the ability to have a normal breathing pattern. Respiratory physiotherapy aims to assist those with chronic respiratory problems, and to promote better understanding of chest conditions, self-management and improved airway clearance/breathing control. We strive to educate, support and motivate people who have respiratory conditions to attain your goals, optimise your independence and recognise your potential.

We see a range of conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis, Hyperventilation syndrome (dysfunctional breathing patterns), sputum clearance difficulties and management of shortness of breath.

We will carry out a comprehensive assessment of you, understanding how the condition affects you, and then develop a personalised treatment program which may include:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Positions to relieve breathlessness
  • Activities and exercise
  • Secretion clearance techniques
  • Relaxation techniques

We accept referrals from consultants and general practitioners or via the inpatient physiotherapy team after a hospital admission. All referral letters should include the reason for referral, the diagnosis if known, medical history and a current medication list.

To contact the department please call: ​01895 279484