Respiratory Cure

If you suffer from breathing ailments, shortness of breath or breathlessness on exertion or at rest due to lung problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchial asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or in the event of thoracic surgery, the RESPIRATORY CURE of the lower airways will help improve your quality of life.

ObjectiVEs

  • Relieve recurrent or chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Build up a better capacity for physical activity with a reduced sensation of dyspnoea
  • Increase autonomy in daily life
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Decrease the frequency of hospitalization
  • Get to know your disease better and acquire the know-how to improve your own daily management

Thanks to respiratory rehabilitation and bronchial de-cluttering sessions, exercise rehabilitation, muscle strengthening exercises and inhalations, the mastered breathing movements will lead to a more efficient and less tiring breathing.

Indications

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Trauma and deformity of the thoracic cage
  • Preparation for thoracic surgery

Actions by the staff

Our multidisciplinary team (doctor, dietician, psychologist, physiotherapist and sports therapist) will advise and guide you throughout your health process. Discussions lead to a better understanding of the patient and promote optimal care.

The rehabilitation or other (cure) physician
prescribes the treatments and sees to the coordination and the compulsory medical surveillance during the cure. His or her role is to maintain an overview of the patient’s progress and make sure that the information is shared by and between the various parties involved. At the end of the treatment, he or she will write a report for the pneumologist or the doctor who referred the patient.

Physiotherapist and sports therapist
These specialists in respiratory rehabilitation provide the following care:

  • Exercise rehabilitation with or without oxygen therapy
  • Gentle strengthening of the muscles
  • Respiratory rehabilitation
  • Bronchial decongestion
  • Sophrology

Psychologue
provides PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT through cognitive behavioural care.

Dietician
informs and advises you on how to adapt the NUTRITIONAL SUPPLIES to your needs, especially for exercise rehabilitation.

The entire multidisciplinary team
conducts PATIENT THERAPEUTIC WORKSHOPS on the knowledge of the disease, the importance of quitting smoking, a basic crisis treatment, nutritional management and physical activity.

respiratoRY cure treatment

Assessment and Test
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the respiratory cure (beginning and end of the cure)

  • Exercise tolerance assessment (6-minute test)
  • CAT quality of life questionnaire (COPD patients)
  • EQ-5D-3L questionnaire (other diseases)
  • MMRC dyspnoea scale

Rehabilitation

  • Individual respiratory rehabilitation
  • Exercise rehabilitation with or without oxygen therapy (cycling, walking)
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Bronchial decongestion
  • Group respiratory gymnastics

Hydrotherapy

  • Thermal care treatment

Inhalation

  • Nasal or oral inhalation with or without aerosols

Relaxation

  • Sophrology

Education

Therapeutic patient education workshops on the following topics:

  • Knowledge of the disease
  • Importance of quitting smoking
  • Nutrition management and physical activity
  • Stabilisation of quality of life

 

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GOOD TO KNOW

Upon recommendation of your attending physician (Referral Certificate duly completed), make an appointment with a Domaine Thermal cure physician for the prescription of your cure.

Your attending physician must complete the referral certificate that you will give to the cure doctor.

Covered treatment for policyholder to the Caisse Nationale de Santé [National Health Fund] according to current rates.

ACCOMMODATION DURING A THERMAL CURE

The Villa Welcome and the MONDORF Parc Hôtel****SUPERIOR welcome you all year round in a pleasant setting, ideal for your well-being during your cure.