NTM & Bronchiectasis

NORD Breakthrough Summit


Our poster presentation


The need for a remote, supervised exercise and lifestyle education program in Bronchiectasis and NTM

Background & Aim

  • The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted physical activity levels and positive lifestyle behaviours.
  • Currently, there are no home-based exercise and education programs, remotely delivered through a virtual platform, available for Bronchiectasis and NTM patients.
  • Remote programs reduce barriers to accessing in-clinic/in-person programs.


Home-based exercise and lifestyle education programs are feasible and needed to help develop intrinsic motivation to continue with physical activities despite the pandemic. Increased confidence in using the Internet as a necessity due to the pandemic, has led to a greater acceptance of using online platforms.

To support this program, please contact our partners at NTMir.

Gina from NTMir

Our NTM/BE initiative

Our team has collaborated with NTMir to understand the thoughts and opinions of those living with NTM and bronchiectasis, around a remotely delivered exercise program.

Needs Assessment Report

Conference Poster

ConnEx details

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, my biggest challenges as someone living with Bronchiectasis and NTM was the lack of exercise classes, further loss of independence, limiting my ability to live a somewhat full life.”

– Anonymous

Our partners

For educational content and resources on NTM and Bronchiectasis, please check out NTMir's videos

Reach out to us for further information

Stay up to date with our latest programs.

COVID-19: In response to the pandemic, WillKin has adapted the delivery of its services by now offering all of its programs remotely.