Rachel Garrod (Mrs Hagan)

Cough, cough, cough!!!

Having just returned from the UK with the inevitable cough and cold I was reminded of the research one of my Ph.D students undertook back in 2016. Sarah (now Dr Chamberlain-Mitchell) investigated the effect of physiotherapy treatment for people with chronic cough. You might think that coughs tend to be short lived and will go …

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I have a lung disease – Am I able to fly?

Flying can be a considerable worry for people with respiratory problems. Whilst mobility issues can be dealt with fairly easily through the pre-ordering of a cart/wheelchair at the airport, the question of oxygen requirements during a flight can be trickier to address.  Normally we breathe 21% oxygen from the air, however this decreases at higher …

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