Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapy provides a variety of respiratory care treatments and education for patients of all ages. Respiratory therapy is a support service working with physician clinics, nursing, the emergency department and other medical center departments to deliver the most state-of-the-art health care to patients at Story Medical. 

All services require an order from your physician.  It is also recommended that you bring your medication list with you for any testing done in respiratory therapy.

Diagnostic Services

  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Basic spirometry
  • Pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry
  • Home Oxygen Qualification- 6 Minute Walk
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Sleep Study

Therapies & Education

  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Metered Dose Inhaler therapy (MDI)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Postural drainage and chest physiotherapy
  • Positive Expiratory Pressure therapy (PEP)
  • Sputum inductions 

Patient Education

  • Nebulizer & metered dose inhaler use
  • Inhaler spacer instruction
  • Peak flow monitoring instruction
  • COPD, asthma, and other lung diseases
  • Sleep disorders
  • Mechanical Ventilatory support and artificial airway support