Child Health International joins national and international physiotherapist groups to produce free master classes in cystic fibrosis physiotherapy

Child Health International is delighted to announce a collaborative work programme with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Cystic Fibrosis, a UK and Ireland based organisation, the International Physiotherapy Group in Cystic Fibrosis, an international organisation with representatives from over 40 countries, and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society’s Physiotherapy Special Interest Group to produce Master Classes in physiotherapy, a key focus of modern cystic fibrosis care.

Health care systems worldwide continue to be impacted by the ongoing pressures of COVID-19, with ongoing travel restrictions preventing face-to-face learning. These master classes will provide much needed on-line training and support to both medical professionals and those caring for people with cystic fibrosis, ensuring every child and young adult living with cystic fibrosis gets access to the very best medical care available.

Working with leading physiotherapists, Child Health International is facilitating the production of a series of educational videos for medical professionals and parents who otherwise lack access to specialist CF physiotherapist expertise. The videos will initially cover a variety of physiotherapy techniques, tailored to patient age and severity of lung infection. However, our ambition is to extend this across a wider range of specialist fields, from nutrition to specialist nursing and psychology, promoting the multidisciplinary approach widely recognised as key to modern cystic fibrosis care.

Ensuring these classes are at a standard that the cystic fibrosis community deserve, and translatable to as wide an audience as possible, is no small task. However, with an estimated worldwide population of 100,000 CF patients, these master classes will no doubt benefit thousands of children and adolescents living with cystic fibrosis across the globe.

To help us achieve these goals and utilise the expertise of our specialist collaborators to benefit as many people as possible, please follow the link below and donate today.