What is respiratory physiotherapy?

Our respiratory physiotherapy service specialises in providing a comprehensive service for the treatment for patients with respiratory conditions.

Trained to the highest standard, our specialist physiotherapy team work with patients of all ages. They provide patients with a complete respiratory assessment and tailored treatments for the prevention and rehabilitation of a range of heart and lung conditions.

Managing and supporting conditions

Our team manages and supports patients’ rehabilitation for conditions such as:

Personalised treatment

Our physiotherapy team focus on providing personalised care to ensure patients receive the most suitable treatment for their condition. We aim to improve patients’ quality of life and maximise their potential through physical activity and exercise.

Specialised cardio-respiratory treatments include:

  • advanced airway clearance techniques – helping to remove phlegm from the lungs
  • sinus clearance
  • advice for the use of nebulisers and equipment
  • dysfunctional breathing pattern management including breathlessness and positions of ease
  • exercise assessments and postural advice – to promote fitness and lifestyle changes
  • physical activity, general exercise, and healthy lifestyle advice – helping to manage and prevent disease
  • cardiac and pulmonary and exercise rehabilitation – one to one or in small groups
  • drug response assessments in a safe environment – based on consultant recommendation
  • high-quality information to support disease management


Your health is our priority

Our cardiorespiratory physiotherapy clinics are available at 77 Wimpole Street, Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital.

Short-notice, remote or in-person appointments are available, upon consultant referral. Referrers should provide a clinic letter with relevant test results.

Dedicated team of specialist physiotherapists

The following specialists can see patients for cardiorespiratory physiotherapy:

  • Mr Oliver Smith – Clinical specialist physiotherapist
  • Mrs Gemma Korff – Specialist respiratory physiotherapist
  • Mrs Sita Kansagra – Specialist respiratory physiotherapist