COPD Physiotherapy

COPD is a collective term for chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema. Shortness of breath, coughing and poor condition are common symptoms of COPD. Daily things such as sports, shopping, walking or climbing stairs can therefore be difficult or even impossible.
Lung Network of Amsterdam (LoRNA).

The therapist is affiliated with the
Lung Network of Amsterdam (LoRNA).
. The therapist will conduct an intake and examination to then work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan that meets your needs and abilities. Treatment can be offered either at the practice or at home, depending on your needs and abilities.
During the treatment: you practice, among other things, correct breathing in different circumstances, techniques that allow you to cough up excess mucus in a good way. You will also learn to deal with the condition and how to recognize a ‘lung attack’ in time. You will also start with exercises aimed at maintaining and / or improving your condition, strength and your daily activities.

Physiotherapy reimbursement for COPD

Check your insurer’s policy conditions for reimbursements. You can always discuss with your physical therapist what this means for you. We always need a referral from the family doctor or pulmonologist noting your GOLD and your subgroup.

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COPD Physiotherapist :
Caitlin van Essen

Caitlin van Essen