Mar Gallego, physiotherapist of the Respiralia Foundation, talks about body posture in Autogenic Drainage in a new informative capsule on Cystic Fibrosis.
Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
In order to control the evolution of Cystic Fibrosis, it is essential to follow medical recommendations, take the medications prescribed by doctors, follow a hypercaloric but at the same time healthy nutrition, perform a good technique during the daily physiotherapy sessions and exercise periodically.
Cystic Fibrosis and Autogenic Drainage
Autogenic Drainage is the technique of choice in Cystic Fibrosis because it is a non-aggressive technique that pampers the lung. Thanks to a difference in pressure, the person is able to bring up the secretions accumulated in the lungs and then remove them with a single cough. Thus, techniques such as “clapping” have become obsolete, as far as Cystic Fibrosis is concerned, because they increase the possibility of hemoptysis or bleeding in the lung.
Body posture in Autogenic Drainage
Performing a respiratory physiotherapy session with a bad posture can even be counterproductive. According to Professor Jean Chevaillier, creator of the Autogenic Drainage technique, inhaling medication incorrectly can lead to throat irritation and the medication not reaching the lungs in sufficient quantity, among other problems. In this informative capsule, Mar Gallego teaches us how we can maintain a correct posture to avoid back or neck problems and so that the muscles of the rib cage can perform their function correctly.
If you want to perfect your technique and get more out of your respiratory physiotherapy sessions, don’t miss these videos:
- Body posture in Autogenic Drainage, with Mar Gallego
- Glottis in Autogenic Drainage technique, with Ketty Ruiz
- Autogenic Drainage technique, (year 2014), by Ketty Ruiz
About Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, serious and degenerative disease that to date has no cure.
It mainly affects the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and sweat glands.
Currently, more than 2,000 mutations are known to cause the disease.
Statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people in Spain has Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 6,400 in the Balearic Islands) and 1 in 35 people is a carrier of a gene that causes the disease.
In the Balearic Islands there are 73 known diagnosed cases, but statistics speak of between 85 and 90 possible cases.
The awareness project of the Respiralia Foundation aims to raise awareness of this disease in order to discover those cases of people who have Cystic Fibrosis but have not yet been diagnosed.