About us

Take a Breath Physio was first launched in 2021. Our aim is to increase patient access to professional and friendly respiratory physio care for people with breathing difficulties, either due to long term lung conditions, post viral or organic causes. The business has grown over time and now supports people locally in North Devon with either home visits or face to face and further afield via virtual access. Click on our treatments page to see if Take a Breath Physio can help you reduce your breathlessness and improve your quality of life.

Lucy Tomalin

Lucy Tomalin BSc (hons) has developed her specialist Respiratory physiotherapy skills over 14 years in the NHS across acute hospitals and community settings. Lucy has worked in emergency respiratory care during her time in Plymouth where she developed her secretion clearance skills with COPD, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis and complex neurological patients. Later in Bristol she gained skills in managing long term lung conditions, delivered Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes, performed oxygen assessments and ran outpatient secretion clearance clinics.  Since moving back to North Devon, Lucy specialises in breathing pattern disorders, long covid breathlessness and fatigue, cough hypersensitivity and complex asthma management.

Lucy is passionate in her field and has worked privately for 2 years. Lucy teaches Pilates classes combining her respiratory knowledge with breath work and exercise.

  • Physiotherapy BSc (hons) 2009
  • Registered Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) (providing professional body support and access to professional groups such as long covid specialists around the country)
  • A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) (providing up to date respiratory physiotherapy education and peer support).
  • MSc Asthma module 2021, managing and treating complex asthma. 
  • A member of the South West Asthma Network (SWAN).
  • Buyteko adult trained - for treating breathing pattern disorders.
  • Bradcliff Breathing Method Level 1 and Level 2 – for advanced management of breathing pattern disorders and return to exercise.
  • APPI Pilates Level 1,2,&3.