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Treatments


Objective notes

Keep your notes going as you proceed with these treatments

 
 

After treatment, record all changes in your   Outcome Measures

all treatments | breathlessness | physical exercises | clearing sputum | post viral

 

Breathlessness

 

Clearing sputum

 

Outcome measures

Breathlessness

Sputum clearance

The RPE Scale (Rate of Perceived Exertion) is the means for a physio to measure how active their patient is during monitored exercise, results being recorded. A common means of recording the RPE Scale is the 60 second BORG test

1

Very light

(anything other than complete rest))

2-3

Light to Moderate

(feels like you can maintain for hours, easy to breathe and carry on a conversation)

4-5

Somewhat hard to Hard

(feels like you can exercise for long periods of time, able to talk and hold short conversations)

6-7

Very hard

(on the verge of becoming uncomfortable, short of breath, can speak a sentence)

8-9

Very, very hard

(difficult to maintain exercise intensity, hard to speakmore than a single word)

10

Maximal

(feels impossible to continue, completely out of breath, unable to talk)

 

Post-viral

& Long COVID

As we gain evidence in Long Covid Treatment, we will add to this page

Also check here for COVID update information:

 

Slow run to help breathing

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Breathing exercises

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Physical exercises

Keep your Plan notes updated, once treatments are given!

 

 

Active cycle of breathing technique

A three-stage process

1: Relaxed breathing

Calmness is key: Relaxed breathing engages the vital process of diffusion, which is the process of gas exchange that takes place within the alveoli. It is this that causes the critical two-way transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide, essential to the blood.

2: Deep breathing

Also called 'thoracic expansion': Deep breathing includes holding the breath for a second or two (where possible) to encourage diffusion. After deep breathing, a few more relaxed breaths are recommended before continuing to the third 'huff' stage.

3: The huff

The critical stage: The huff is the point when the sputum is released, however if release is only partially successful, simply relax and repeat the three steps.. it is a process and not a test!