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Cystic Fibrosis

Physiotherapy for Cystic Fibrosis

The regional Cystic Fibrosis (CF) specialist centre is based at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

The physiotherapists work as part of the close knit multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dietitian, social worker and psychologists.

We work closely with children and their families at home, nursery and school and also review all children within our outpatient service at 8-9week intervals. If an inpatient admission is required physiotherapy forms a key part of their treatment package.

As an inpatient your child will be assessed and treatments will be planned on a daily basis. An inpatient stay provides a great opportunity to develop physiotherapy skills which may include new techniques or a chance to use some types of treatment only available in hospital. Development of a good nebuliser schedule may also be appropriate. Exercise is also a key part of physiotherapy with personalised activities planned for each child.

Other aspects of CF physiotherapy also include assessment and treatment of

  • Posture
  • Continence
  • Musculoskeletal issues


Physiotherapy Contact

  • Helen McGowan / Kate Lindsay 0117 342 8191

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