The Role of Physiotherapy in Managing Chronic Respiratory Conditions: A Comprehensive Review

Harini Rajagopalan

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India.

Pallavi Prakash

Noida International University, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Khushbu Kumari

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India.

Liji Chaudhary

Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Niharika Tiwari *

Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Cardiovascular Thoracic Nursing), Sharda School of Nursing Science & Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Chronic respiratory conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease, present persistent challenges to respiratory function and holistic well-being. This paper acknowledges the complexity of these conditions and underscores the essential role of physiotherapy interventions within multidisciplinary care approaches. To provide a comprehensive understanding of the management of chronic respiratory conditions, this review explores key physiotherapy interventions such as breathing exercises, airway clearance techniques, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The analysis aims to illuminate how these interventions contribute to enhancing respiratory health and overall quality of life. Additionally, this paper briefly outlines its structure, focusing on the evolving landscape of physiotherapeutic strategies. By emphasizing their significance in the comprehensive care paradigm, this review guides individuals navigating the complexities of chronic respiratory diseases towards improved well-being.

Keywords: Airway clearance techniques, breathing exercises, chronic respiratory conditions, COPD, holistic well-being, respiratory function

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Rajagopalan, H., Prakash , P., Kumari , K., Chaudhary , L., & Tiwari , N. (2024). The Role of Physiotherapy in Managing Chronic Respiratory Conditions: A Comprehensive Review. Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases, 15(3), 1–6.


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