Breathing pattern retraining can help with breathlessness by improving the efficiency of your breathing. These videos demonstrate the first stages of breathing pattern retraining exercises.
Airway clearance techniques help to clear phlegm from the lungs. In chronic lung diseases, being unable to clear phlegm from your lungs effectively can contribute to frequency of infections, cough and breathlessness. Physiotherapy taught airway clearance techniques aim to clear phlegm from the lungs, to reduce infection frequency and help to manage cough and breathlessness symptoms. There are many different airway clearance techniques and your physiotherapist will help to find the right one for you. This video below demonstrates Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT), a frequently used airway clearance technique.