Laura Hopwood, Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust joined us to answer questions from TOFS members on the subject of respiratory management of children born with OA/TOF.
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Is it beneficial for OA/TOF children to have regular respiratory physiotherapy?
Does respiratory physiotherapy pose risks for OA/TOF children?
What’s the best technique to use to help to remove mucus from the chest?
Presentation: Secretion removal techniques
Is there a way to decrease the time it takes to recover from a respiratory infection?
What’s the best remedy for a cough during the night?
What is the best indication of when antibiotics are required?
What can be done to help a child with tracheomalacia who gets out of breath quickly?
Are there any recommended exercises to help improve breathing after activity?
Any tips on encouraging a teenager to use their nebuliser?
Any suggestions for parents bringing their baby home for the first time?