Pseudomonas 101

Pseudomonas 101 (without the science jargon!) **Written by Emily, based on her 9 year ‘close relationship’ with the stubborn bug** Pseudemonas is a bacteria that only causes infections in people with compromised immune systems (e.g. people with Cystic Fibrosis, or Kartageners Syndrome). Once it’s colonised in the airways, it is often resistant to many antibiotics, difficult Read more about Pseudomonas 101[…]

Chest Physiotherapy

What’s chest physio? In a nutshell, the body becomes a drumkit for a physio to percuss and shake. This helps dislodge mucus, and makes it a while lot easier to spit out!     To put that scientifically… Chest physiotherapy is an airway clearance technique to drain the lungs, and may include percussion, vibration, deep breathing and huffing Read more about Chest Physiotherapy[…]

Emotional impact of respiratory conditions

This moving spoken word piece about the emotional impact of living with a chronic respiratory condition summarises my motivation to set up Better Out Than In, and to fundraise for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ‘s research programme. As if the physical impacts of respiratory conditions weren’t enough, the emotional impacts can be heavy and Read more about Emotional impact of respiratory conditions[…]