Lexicon

Respiratory therapy

The respiratory therapy deals with disorders and diseases of the lungs. As prophylaxis or aftercare it has the following aims:

  • Prophylaxis of the pneumonia
  • Liquifying and transportation of secretions
  • Stabilization/build-up a stable bronchial syste, especialls for obstructive diseases (Chronic bronchitis, asthma etc.)

A part of the respiratory therapy are also breathing exercises, which has the aim to strenghten the chest muscles and to learn the increased abdominal breathing.