Cystic Fibrosis Treatment and Rehabilitation in London at home or in our practice in Belgravia (London Chest Physiotherapy Treatment)
What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis also called mucoviscidosis affects the lungs and digestive system.Because of the thick secretions produced, simple tasks like breathing and eating become difficult.
Our respiratory physiotherapists in London has experience with cystic fibrosis
Treatment of cystic fibrosis (London chest physiotherapy)
Unique in the UK, Baby Physio; the respiratory specialists offers to his patients with cystic fibrosis a new quality of life with the most modern, efficient and less restrictive technique: The New Chest physiotherapy. (cf: Guy postiaux)
The Goal of the New Chest Physiotherapy is to increase the quality of life of our patient.
Please note: Paediatric physiotherapy can only be booked online for our Belgravia and Clapham practices. Paediatric osteopathy can be booked in all our practices.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
The New Chest Physiotherapy, the most efficient treatment to help children with cystic fibrosis
Old Chest Physiotherapy as clapping or percussion could be binding and very unpleasant for patients with cystic fibrosis. Even more when it has to be repeated once or twice a day.
The New Chest Physiotherapy based on slow expiration has been proved more efficient, gentler and less binding to clear the lungs.
The new chest physiotherapy is the result of almost 20 years of research in collaboration with doctors and engineers. It is based on rigorous scientific data collected under MRI scans. It has been used and improved for more than 15 years in France, Belgium, Switzerland and USA and now in the UK.
✓ More efficient to clear lungs
✓ Gentler technique better adapted to children
✓ Can be done passively or the with the help of the patient.
✓ Shorter sessions for a better effect
✓ Can be done as a game (such as imitating an animal)
Our Cystic fibrosis treatment in London is more than just chest physiotherapy
We also offer:
✓ Exercise programs to teach patients how to strengthen their diaphragm.
✓ Exercise programs to teach patients how to stretch their ribcage for a more efficient breathing.
✓ We teach abdominal breathing for a better blood oxygenation.
✓ Autogenic drainage.
✓ Nebulizer & physical activity.
Our cystic fibrosis treatment takes the patient’s comfort in consideration
We know that cystic fibrosis treatment can be annoying for kids; with the New Chest Physiotherapy we make it more ludic and fun while keeping its efficiency.
We bring our patients towards more independence.
For the children, we teach parents the basics to be able to help them with this New Chest Physiotherapy when they cannot see the physiotherapist.
For adult we teach them autogenic drainage.
See our information leaflet: Cystic Fibrosis London pdf
WE OFFER DISCOUNT FOR PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS: 1 FREE SESSION EVERY 9 SESSIONS
We are covered by health Insurance companies and recognised by Bupa Uk and Axa ppp
For home visit physiotherapy call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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Information about cystic fibrosis
A faulty gene, found on chromosome 7 that controls the salt moving in your body is the cause and the result is an abnormal transport of chloride and sodium. This mutation of the gene CFTR lets too much salt and water into cells causing thick and sticky mucus in tubes and airways. The cells that line the airways of the lungs make sputum or mucus that is thicker than normal.The airways of the lungs are clogged by the accumulation of mucus and results in inflammation.
The bacteria will eventually cause pneumonia.
Cystic fibrosis is inherited if both parents are carriers. Symptoms in babies often appear in the form of meconium ileus, a bowel obstruction, an early sign of cystic fibrosis. Poor growth (inability to gain weight and height) also presents in children as a symptom of cystic fibrosis. CF affects the pancreas, liver and intestine making it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients properly.
The symptoms vary from persistent coughing to repeated chest infections. Those symptoms are pretty common therefore careful screening is necessary. All newborns are now tested at birth for cystic fibrosis but it is important to get tested if one of your relatives is a carrier or if any of the above listed symptoms keeps occurring without explanation.