Public physiotherapy services may be accessed through your local health centre or your GP can make a referral to the Physiotherapy Department for you.
Private physiotherapy sessions usually cost in the region of €50 to €60 per session.
A physiotherapist can assess your movement abilities and make recommendations to help you maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability. Specific exercises may be recommended to improve your physical fitness.
Physiotherapy aids and appliances (rollators, bed supports), exercise aids (exercise bicycles, pedal exercises) and breathing aids (spirometers) may be prescribed to assist your mobility and breathing function.
See also the section on Exercise, Oxygen Use and Conserving Energy.
ILFA has useful exercise resources that were developed specifically for lung fibrosis patients. See the section on Living Well with Lung Fibrosis.
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