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What are respiratory conditions?

Respiratory conditions affect the respiratory system which includes the nose, throat, windpipe and lungs causing breathing problems, retention of secretions, reduced exercise tolerance and increased risk of infection.

Respiratory conditions that affect toddlers may be lifelong conditions such as cystic fibrosis and asthma or result from infection by some virus or bacteria such as bronchiolitis.

Toddlers are more prone to getting respiratory infections as their lungs and airways are smaller and more vulnerable however, treatment advances mean they are normally treatable and usually not life threatening.

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Types of respiratory conditions

Respiratory conditions in toddlers may include:
  • Croup (inflammation of the vocal cords)
  • Whooping cough
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Cystic fibrosis

What are the symptoms of respiratory conditions?

Symptoms and severity may vary according to the condition affecting your child but may include:

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Physiotherapy for respiratory conditions

At our specialist physiotherapists provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for chronic and acute respiratory problems affecting toddlers.

Physiotherapy treatment at will depend on your toddlers specific respiratory condition affecting but may include: Respiratory physiotherapy will be tailored to your toddlers needs to ensure that they reach their maximum potential and make significant long term improvements.

Our paediatric physiotherapists at can provide treatment at our clinic, at your child's nursery/school or at your home for your convenience.

For more information about physiotherapy for respiratory conditions, or to book an appointment please call 0330 088 7800, or book online today!

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