Following the most recent announcement from the International Clinical Council on FOP regarding COVID-19 precautions for FOP families we want to share these important resource for improving lung health.
- Practice deep breathing by:
- doing the three simple exercises for adults shared in this 5 minute video by FOP mom Marie Fahlberg from Sweden.
- playing this fun game with children. Want to create a beautiful piece of art while you exercise your lungs? Mix water, a small amount of dish soap and washable paint in the cup. Place a piece of paper underneath the cup and watch it overflow with colored bubbles as the child blows in the straw!
- Use a spirometer or peak flow whistle (for children under the age of 12).
Here are two spirometers commonly used in the community: