Cystic fibrosis (CF)

 

Working closely with the CF multidisciplinary team, physiotherapists with a special interest in CF provide treatment to adult and paediatric CF patients on both an inpatients and outpatients basis. Outpatients service includes direct referral to the day unit, clinic visits, annual assessments and pulmonary rehabilitation. When possible, the physiotherapists provide home visits to newly diagnosed CF patients, and to enable patients to be treated with intravenous antibiotics in the home, preventing admission.

Physiotherapy management includes nebulisation therapy, airway clearance, posture and musculoskeletal assessments and treatment, exercise testing and prescription of individual home exercise programmes. We aim to promote independent management of airway clearance and a physically active lifestyle.