ACPRC is an association of chartered physiotherapists in respiratory care. The association promotes health and best practice in respiratory physiotherapy. They offer members free short courses, education grants and support. They also offer access to a UK network of respiratory physiotherapists, as well as, a conference. This year the ACPRC Conference 2019 is taking place at the new Birmingham Conference and Events Centre (26-27 April).
ACPRC Conference 2019
The 2019 ACPRC Conference follows the success of the 2017 conference – their biggest ever.
The 2019 programme includes a presentation on technology in healthcare. This will include the discussion of the use of technology to empower patients and healthcare professionals.
In the morning of day one, there will be the discussion into technology in healthcare. In the afternoon, there will be presentations about innovative pulmonary rehabilitation services, pulmonary rehabilitation accreditation and Singing for Lung Health.
Day two will see Dr James Hull of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust discuss the implications of laryngeal dysfunction in exercise. Then, later on, there will be a presentation about The Life of Breath, by Professor Jane MacNaughton, Durham University.
HaB Direct at ACPRC Conference 2019
We will be exhibiting POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) and other better breathing products by POWERbreathe. HaB Direct is the official UK distributor for POWERbreathe IMT.
Inspiratory Muscle Training has been used to treat patients with exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction (VCD).
Many treatment options for exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) are derived from interventions used for vocal cord dysfunction in non-exercise situations. The most common treatment approach has included diaphragmatic breathing control. This study shows that respiratory muscle training may be useful for treating EILO.