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How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis such as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs, a persistent cough and breathing difficulties can make simple daily tasks a challenge to complete. You doctor can prescribe medication expand your lungs and encourage mucus to clear, but these medications come with a range of side effects and patients are increasingly keen to avoid drugs. Physiotherapy can help you manage the respiratory symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis, so regular sessions with your physiotherapist should form part of your care plan. Here’s an overview of how physiotherapy can support you: The Active Cycle Of Breathing Technique Your physiotherapist can teach you this technique, which is used to clear your airways and promote the drainage of mucus. The active cycle of breathing technique has three stages. Firstly, you’ll be taught how to control your breathing...

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