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The specialist therapists at Hallamshire Physiotherapy are highly skilled and approachable in treating, educating and advising patients who have problems with their lungs and their breathing. The aim of respiratory physiotherapy is to assess your symptoms, understand how they impact on your daily life and then help you to manage your symptoms better so that you can feel more in control of your breathing.


Respiratory physiotherapy is a core speciality within the physiotherapy profession and occupies a key role in the management and treatment of patients with respiratory diseases. It aims to clear the patient’s airways and help them return to physical activity and exertion.

As Sheffield’s leading specialist physiotherapy clinic, you can trust us to get to the root cause of the problem, efficiently.

Difficulties may be as a result of:

  • Long standing condition such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis or emphysema
  • A dysfunctional breathing pattern such as hyperventilation, mouth breathing, anxiety or postural related breathing problems
  • After an acute illness or chest infection
  • Following surgery or a prolonged stay in hospital.

Respiratory physiotherapy can help with problems such as:

  • Excessive secretions or difficulty clearing them
  • Breathlessness at rest or on exertion
  • Understanding your condition, how to manage symptoms and recognise when you need to ask for help
  • Reduced ability exercise due to shortness of breath.
  • Difficulty with day-to-day activities as a result of your breathing.

At an initial session our highly skilled physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to identify your main problems and goals. We will then devise an individualised treatment programme.

Here at Hallamshire Physiotherapy we can provide services for:

  • Airway clearance techniques
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation courses
  • Dysfunctional breathing patterns / Vocal cord dysfunction / hyperventilation syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis advice and management
  • COPD advice and management
  • Breathless management
  • Relaxation.

Please refer to the list on the right of this page for more information on each condition, it may be that you require treatment within a number of these conditions, and this can be worked into your treatment plan.  If you need further information or wish to discuss your suitability for treatment, then please contact the clinic and one of our respiratory physiotherapists can discuss your needs with you. Assessment and treatment can be carried out in our clinic or at home if you are unable to attend.

You can be confident with Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself and all our high-quality specialist treatments you can trust.

To book an appointment with one of our highly skilled and approachable specialist therapists, call 0114 267 1223

Alternatively, you can email us at or try our live chat facility at the bottom of the page.
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