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Free2breathe is a private physiotherapy clinic specialising in the assessment, treatment and management of breathing disorders.
The service is provided by Chartered Physiotherapists operating from the Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Ltd, Bridge End Business Park, Park Rd, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7RH
It is the only service of its kind in the North-West region of Morecambe Bay providing treatment, and teaching self-treatment methods, to help a wide range of lung conditions.
We are experienced in using the Buteyko method of breathing re-education to reduce the frequency and severity of asthma, hyperventilation, panic attacks and sinusitis. Our Buteyko programme consists of 5 sessions providing a safe and effective drug-free method of controlling your wheeze, shortness of breath, troublesome recurrent cough and consistently blocked nose.
Research to date has shown a reduction in the need for inhalers - both reliever and steroid preventor - by an average of over 90% by using the Buteyko method. It is used alongside conventional medicine providing you with the ability to take more control of your symptoms and now forms part of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) guideline for asthma management.
Bronchiectasis, COPD, Emphysema and many more lung problems can be treated with more conventional physiotherapy including breathing techniques, postural drainage and percussion.
We will treat you or teach you how to treat yourself in the most effective and appropriate way for you and advise you on the best use of equipment such as flutters and incentive spirometers.
If your shortness of breath and wheeze prevent you from exercising, we can design exercise programmes specifically for you that are suitable to be practiced in your own home. Exercise induced asthma can be prevented using the Buteyko method and is included in the 5-day programme.