Providing Education for Physiotherapy in Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Education
CFPhysio.com aims to provide continued professional development for physiotherapists working in Cystic Fibrosis care. This resource is also designed for individuals with CF and their families, carers, and community. The education provided does not replace routine clinical care. This resource may empower individuals with CF to become involved and proactive in their healthcare journey.
Cystic Fibrosis Courses
These free Cystic Fibrosis courses are available to physiotherapists and health care professionals working with individuals with CF.
CFPhysio.com and the course content has been sourced from healthcare professionals working in CF specialised centres in Australia & New Zealand.
Individuals with CF
This information is designed for individuals with CF, their family, partners, carers and the
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CFPhysio.com recently teamed up with Beam Feel Good to deliver a four part education series for the CF community, clinicians, caregivers and individuals with CF. These sessions were extremely well attended with the conversations being robust, informative and thought provoking. CF Tasmania supported this collaboration through a Vertex Circle of Care grant.Topics included airway clearance, exercise and inhalation therapy. If you missed out head on over to Beam Feel Good and keep an eye out for the on-demand education videos that will be coming soon of the recorded sessions. You can access these for free by signing up for a 2 week free trial on Beam, or using the CF-AUSTRALIA code and access for one month. There are fantastic resources available on Beam to excite you, to motivate you, and to support you in your joyful movement journey.
If you’re having issues with accessing your course or have a general question, please contact us.
We want to hear from you
Please contact us and tell us what you want to learn more about. Is there a technique we haven’t included in the video demonstrations that you would like to see? Is there a technique or a concept you don’t quite understand and would like to know how to explain it to your patient? This site is designed for you, so we want to know what you want.
This website has been endorsed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
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This website has been supported and developed through an unrestricted education grant from Vertex.
A need for resources
We have listened, and we have designed this for you. Both physiotherapists and individuals with CF have reported their journey in the health care system can sometimes be difficult, with some health care professionals not understanding their medical condition, or not having the skills to optimise their physiotherapy regimen. This website is designed as a resource for physiotherapists working with individuals with CF however may not have extensive experience in this clinical area, or are not regularly seeing individuals with CF (weekend, on call work, or working with smaller CF cohorts in regional areas). The information provided will provide you with a practical translation of current evidence based literature. This website may assist in your ongoing professional development, and improve your knowledge and confidence in CF physiotherapy management.
Individuals with CF can be empowered through education. If you have CF please use this website to enhance the care you are already receiving by appropriately trained health care professionals. The information on the website might help provide you with the confidence to ask more questions in clinic, or consolidate techniques and information previously or recently given to you by your treating physiotherapist. You can watch videos of other individuals with CF being taught how to do various airway clearance techniques and other useful information. Be confident to be proactive and involved in your health journey.