Breathing retraining in children

...does it impact asthma symptoms and dysfunctional breathing?

Asthma is the most common cause of urgent hospital attendances. Dysfunctional breathing, which is a frequent comorbidity of asthma, can contribute to poor asthma control and mimic asthma symptoms.

Breathing retraining is the main treatment for dysfunctional breathing and in clinical practice, often a variety of techniques are employed. There is limited evidence in paediatrics of the impact of a physiotherapy service on asthma control and dysfunctional breathing.


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