Cystic Fibrosis Physiotherapy
Cystic Fibrosis and genetic disorder patients battle with a number of complicated and uncomfortable symptoms that make normal day-to-day living a challenge. These often life-threatening diseases must be approached holistically for the best chance of minimising these symptoms and increasing life expectancy.
Supportive treatments such as the cystic fibrosis physiotherapy that we offer at our Parramatta practice can effectively assist in loosening and removing the mucus from the lungs.
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What is physiotherapy for genetic
conditions & cystic fibrosis and should
Parramatta patients choose this treatment?
Physiotherapy for genetic conditions and cystic fibrosis patients in Parramatta mainly focuses on the treatment of the chest area. People with this disease experience thick sticky mucus that fills their airways, making it very difficult to breathe.
Modified postural drainage
Modified postural drainage, involves positioning the patient in such a way as to use gravity to drain the lungs of excess mucus.
Airway clearance techniques
This technique may include vibration and percussion (clapping) movements on the chest, as well as deep breathing, huffing or coughing to loosen the mucus, so that it can be drained.
Additional supportive treatment methods may include hot and cold treatment, dry needling, trigger-point therapy and the use of specialised equipment.
What genetic condition and cystic fibrosis symptoms does physiotherapy help relieve for Parramatta residents?
Physiotherapy for genetic conditions affecting our Parramatta community can help in relieving many of the following symptoms caused by the diseases:
- Mucus stuck in the lungs and in the airways
- Difficulty breathing
- Poor fitness levels due to being ill
- Stiff and sore muscles and joints
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Improve immunity to prevent infection
Cost of cystic fibrosis physiotherapy treatment at our Parramatta practice
The cost of your initial consultation for cystic fibrosis physiotherapy and treatment related to genetic conditions will be dependent on your condition and treatment plan.
A comprehensive initial assessment of your condition will be carried out, and thereafter we will provide you with a detailed quote based on the treatments recommended.
If you need more information about our pricing, please give us a call.
Meet Our Team
Meet our team of experts
Chester graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He is passionate about helping patients with cystic fibrosis and genetic conditions regain their well-being.
JOSHUA DE ROBILLARD
Josh graduated with a postgraduate Doctor of Physiotherapy and has a degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences. Having gained extensive experience in orthopaedics, sports, cardiorespiratory, neurological and private practice settings, he is able to help people of all ages with cystic fibrosis and genetic disorders within the Parramatta area.
To get started on your rehabilitation and treatment plan, you can book an appointment online or call us at (02) 9896 2877. You can also send your enquiries via email or visit our practice in Parramatta which is conveniently located at Shop B, 8 Cowper St, Parramatta NSW 2150.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should you have further questions please read through our frequently asked questions for more information.
Yes, occupational therapy for cystic fibrosis is important, as they focus on helping the patient develop techniques to assist them in their daily lives, to become independent and live normal lives by knowing how to care for themselves correctly.
Although certain genetic markers may cause a person to be predisposed to cerebral palsy, it is not specifically a genetic disorder. It is caused by a problem in the brain that happens before, during or after birth. Physiotherapy for cerebral palsy has been found to be one of the most important treatments for this condition.
Yes, physiotherapy for Parramatta cystic fibrosis patients can assist with pain management. Almost 60% of sufferers reported some kind of pain from back pain to headache, and physiotherapy is effective in treating these types of pain.
Is exercise physiology also a necessary treatment for patients in Paramatta with genetic conditions and cystic fibrosis?
Research has shown that exercise for people with cystic fibrosis assists them with improved lung function, strengthens bones, manages diabetes and improves their mood. An exercise physiologist is therefore an important part of their treatment.