Original Research

Cystic fibrosis and the role of the physiotherapist

Anne Miot, J. M. Pettifor, I. Reef
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 37, No 3 | a944 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v37i3.944 | © 2018 Anne Miot, J. M. Pettifor, I. Reef | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2018 | Published: 30 September 1981

About the author(s)

Anne Miot, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Department of Paediatrics, Johannesburg Hospital., South Africa
J. M. Pettifor, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Department of Paediatrics, Johannesburg Hospital., South Africa
I. Reef, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Department of Paediatrics, Johannesburg Hospital., South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (132KB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease, the major problems being pancreatic malabsorption and progressive respiratory involvement, although numerous other organs may also be involved. The pulmonary pathology and the role of the physiotherapist in the treatment of cystic fibrosis is discussed. The physiotherapist plays an important role in the management of the child with cystic fibrosis, not only from the point of view of maintaining maximal pulmonary function but also because she comes into close contact with the family and can help in optimising the acceptance of the child into the family situation.


Keywords

No keywords available

Metrics

Total abstract views: 24
Total article views: 11


Crossref Citations

No related citations found.