Greenville and Washington County Respiratory Therapy

Learning How to Breathe Easy Again

Cardiopulmonary conditions can make it difficult to breathe easily or without pain. Respiratory therapy is a personalized program focused on treatment and recovery from both acute and chronic lung and/or vascular conditions. A respiratory therapy program can take many different approaches towards treatment. Most programs involve educational sessions that teach patients new techniques for breathing and preventing shortness of breath.

People who can benefit from respiratory therapy include those who have been affected by:

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Lung infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Premature birth
  • Lung surgery

Respiratory therapists work closely with patients and their care providers to create a comprehensive, coordinated treatment plan. In addition to helping patients manage their breathing difficulties, respiratory therapists also perform lab testing and analysis to determine the cause of the problem to create a more direct form of treatment.

Respiratory therapy may also involve the management of ventilators and other assisted breathing devices.