How to clear your chest with breathing techniques

3) What are Airway Clearance Techniques?

Respiratory Physiotherapis

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Airway Clearance Techniques are different types of breathing exercises that help you to get sputum out of your lungs.

  • This is a term that may be used to cover lots of different ways that you may be taught to clear sputum out of your lungs.
  • May also be referred to as ‘Chest Clearance’, ‘Breathing Exercises’ or ‘Breathing Techniques’, ‘physio’ or ‘physiotherapy’.
  • There are several different types of airway clearance techniques.
  • You may find that one works better than another, or is more convenient for you.
  • It is important that you are shown how to do these techniques by a respiratory physiotherapist.
  • Your physiotherapist  will recommend how often you should do these techniques and will adjust them to meet your needs.