What is Respiratory Therapy?

What is Respiratory Therapy?

Respiratory therapy, available 24/7, is a specialized healthcare service dedicated to enhancing your breathing. Our skilled respiratory therapists are your partners in optimizing lung function. From attending deliveries and C-sections to caring for patients spanning from newborns to the elderly, our services cover a broad spectrum.

We provide a comprehensive range of basic and advanced therapies, utilizing advanced tools and personalized exercises. Whether you’re addressing a specific condition or prioritizing preventive care, respiratory therapy is your gateway to expert support and sustained lung health.

Conditions Treated by Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapy is a dynamic field equipped to address a spectrum of respiratory conditions. Our experienced team of respiratory therapists is proficient in managing a variety of challenges, including:

  • Asthma: Strategically controlling and preventing asthma symptoms to ensure optimal lung function.
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Offering comprehensive support to alleviate symptoms, enhance daily living, and slow down the progression of the disease.
  • Pneumonia: Providing targeted interventions to expedite recovery and restore lung health post-infection.
  • Bronchitis: Offering relief and management strategies for acute and chronic bronchitis, reducing inflammation and improving airflow.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Implementing specialized care plans to help individuals with cystic fibrosis maintain lung function and overall health.
  • Sleep Apnea: Addressing breathing interruptions during sleep with therapies aimed at improving sleep quality and overall well-being.

While the aforementioned conditions represent common cases, our expertise extends to a wide range of respiratory issues.

The Respiratory Therapy Process

At our hospital, the respiratory therapy process is a personalized journey toward better breathing and overall respiratory health. Here’s what you might expect:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: We start with a detailed evaluation by our skilled respiratory therapists, considering your age, medical history, and concerns.
  • Tailored Care Plans: Personalized care plans are crafted based on your assessment, adapting to your unique needs, whether you’re a newborn, adult, or elderly.
  • Basic and Advanced Therapies: Our therapists use various techniques, from basic to advanced, like breathing exercises and inhalation treatments, all aimed at optimizing your lung function.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Adjustment: We keep a close eye on your progress, making adjustments to your care plan as needed to address your changing respiratory needs.
  • Diagnostic Excellence: In some cases, additional diagnostic tests like pulmonary function tests, heart monitoring, or overnight oximetry may be recommended.
  • Accessible 24/7: Respiratory support is available 24/7. If you have concerns or need help, our team is just a call away, providing support when you need it most.

How to Access Respiratory Therapy Services

Make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss any respiratory concerns. Your primary care physician will assess your needs and provide a referral for the specific respiratory therapy required.

Our Respiratory Therapy Providers

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Our Respiratory Therapy Location

Franklin County Medical Clinic
64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Walk-In Care:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm


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