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Respiratory Care Resources for Physios

Access resources to support your practice

What is it?

The intention of this campaign is to bring public awareness to the benefits that physiotherapy can bring to respiratory care, breathlessness, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Content includes the conditions they can help with, exercises they sometimes recommend, and further demonstrate the benefits of a physiotherapist’s input in all areas of life.

Why focus on Respiratory Care

Physiotherapists serving those in need of respiratory care have a key role in the integrated care required by patients with breathlessness or other respiratory diseases. Our aim is to demonstrate how physiotherapists can help with:

  • Breathlessness management techniques
  • Breathing exercises and positions of ease
  • Helping patients improve fitness through pulmonary rehabilitation/exercise
  • Chest clearance techniques
  • among other recommendations as part of an overarching plan for care.

Social Media Posts


Campaign Toolkit

If you are a physiotherapist and would like to support this campaign you can download the following resources:

Facebook & Instagram Posts


Dedicated Website Page


Media Release


All of these are available for you to use in your practice, on your website and via your social media channels.


Busting Myths about Smoking and COPD



Exercise, COPD and Me


Spreading the Word

If you are a physio you can share the message

Download the link to access the resources

Share the social posts on your own social media channels

Share the factsheets and website link with your patients

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AskthePhysio


COPD & Me Information Booklet - COPD - What is COPD?