Importance of respiratory care from the perspective of a physiotherapist using the example of top-class sport

Brigitte Schmailzl, physiotherapist for the German bobsleigh team and for the Reference Centre for Respiratory Therapy in Sport talks about how inhalation therapy is an important factor in virus protection.


COPD and coronavirus: “It was a close one, but I survived coronavirus”

Richard has had pulmonary emphysema and COPD for the past 20 years. In March 2020, the 64-year-old was infected with coronavirus. In an interview, he talked about what it was like for him to have COVID-19.


Simple breathing exercises for COPD – help for shortness of breath, coughing & hyperinflation. Part 2

Physiotherapist Marlies Ziegler explains how respiratory physiotherapy for COPD works and every week for three weeks she will present a new breathing exercise that will help with shortness of breath, coughing and hyperinflation. Part 2

The articles found on the PARI Blog are written by the PARI Blog editorial team. The editorial team consists of PARI employees as well as external guest authors and freelance editors, some of them suffering from severe respiratory diseases themselves.