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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a medical specialty concerned with improving a patient’s breathing functions. A Respiratory Therapist (RT) is a medical specialist trained in providing healthcare services to patients with lung disease. Our Respiratory Therapists can help you improve your breathing, or vital lung capacity, if you have COPD, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, or any other lung disease.


At La Mesa Rehab we begin by giving you a Spirometry test to look at your current lung function. You will work closely with your Respiratory Therapist to design a program that helps your lungs function better to reduce your shortness of breath. You will use specialized equipment and learn to manage your breathing to let you do your everyday activities with better endurance. 

You will experience a variety of specialized equipment and techniques at La Mesa Rehab including:

  • Bubble Breathing
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Nebulizing Treatments
  • Vest Therapy
  • Salt Chamber Therapy
  • Inhaler Training
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Balloon Therapy  
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Postural Correction
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