We are absolutely delighted to announce a NEW SERVICE here at Origin Physiotherapy – a Breathing Therapy clinic.
Why a Breathing Therapy clinic?
There are so many reasons but in the light of the pandemic we want to do our bit to help those in need.
Current Government figures estimate that 1 in 10 people who contracted Covid will suffer Long Covid symptoms. A number of services are thankfully springing up across the country, both privately and within the NHS, to offer help to those patients developing, and struggling with, Long Covid symptoms.
Here at Origin Physiotherapy we will be offering a clinic to help those suffering with these symptoms, and more.
“Evidence shows that survivors are likely to have significant ongoing health problems, including breathing difficulties, enduring tiredness, reduced muscle function, impaired ability to perform vital everyday tasks, and mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression.”
NHS England, 2020
The first thing we will look at is…
Are you breathing correctly?
We all breathe, approximately 23,000 times a day. It’s a basic human function.
But are we breathing as efficiently and effectively as we can? A lot of the time, unfortunately, the answer is no. This is especially so for those with Long Covid symptoms.
That’s where we can help. At Origin Physiotherapy, our Breathing Clinic, backed up with scientific research, can assist and teach you how to breathe better.
Breathing better can unlock your bodies potential and help with many different conditions and complaints, including recovery from the many symptoms of Long Covid.
What other conditions can Breathing Therapy help with?
- Anxiety & Depression
- Brain Fog
- Chronic or persistent fatigue
- Chronic or persistent pain
- Frequent Sighing and yawning
- Panic attacks and Hyperventilation
- Disturbed sleep
- Non-Specific Low Back Pain
One of the best parts? When taught properly, there is absolutely no harm or risk to you. Our Breathing Therapist, Nadyne Mckie, is a senior founding member of The Breathing Institute and specialises in breathing and help for Long Covid. She has experience of working with chronic and persistent health conditions, acute mental health conditions and works with a trauma sensitive approach.
Please click here to learn more about Nadyne.
What will a breathing therapy session entail?
Like any healthcare or Physiotherapy appointment a breathing therapy assessment will include history taking, current medical status, contraindications to treatment and a physical assessment.
Using the information we gather from the initial assessment we will be able to devise a programme specifically designed for you.
You will be gently guided through breathing and visualisation techniques within the session. These techniques will be ones you can use at home on a daily basis or as and when needed.
Often results can be felt immediately as our breathing is fundamentally connected to how we feel physiologically and psychologically.
Stay safe and stay healthy.