A physiotherapist can teach techniques to control breathing patterns to avoid breathlessness. They can also help improve fitness and endurance, and boost immunity levels. Visit to find a local physiotherapist.


Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for OSA. A dietitian can provide education about the best foods to eat for people with a respiratory illness, based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Visit the New Zealand Dietetic Association (NZDA)’s website to locate a dietitian in your area.