According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Cystic Fibrosis “is one of the UK’s most common, life-shortening, genetically inherited disease”. Characterised by chronic lung infection, inflammations and digestive problems, the condition can be managed effectively by physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy can aid airway clearance (clearing mucus from the lungs) as well as secondary complications such as postural problems, bone health, and continence issues. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy recommends physiotherapy as it [helps to] “achieve the best possible quality of life; decreas[es] complications, reduc[es] hospital admissions and the need for antibiotic therapy”.
To find out more about how Physiotheraphy can enhance the quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis, you can download the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Information Sheets here.