in cystic fibrosis: a comparative study of autogenic drainage and the active cycle of breathing techniques with postural drainage.
Fagevik Olsen M, Hahn I, Nordgren S, Lonroth H, Lundholm K (1997) Randomized controlled trial of prophylactic chest physiotherapy
in major abdominal surgery.
is often used to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, elderly people who have recently had major surgery, and children with the inherited disorder cystic fibrosis.
Changes in intracranial pressure associated with chest physiotherapy
1) Effective pain relief, chest physiotherapy
and respiratory care are the points of management.
Whilst it was reasonable to suggest chest physiotherapy
as a first step, I would have expected it to have occurred immediately the chest problem was diagnosed.
Bronchial hygiene techniques such as chest physiotherapy
, flutter valve, acapella, or positive expiratory pressure (PEP) are directed toward facilitating the clearance of tracheobronchial secretions, and reducing the degree of airflow obstruction.
Some will have gentle chest physiotherapy
and stretches to help clear airways and loosen limbs before being bathed and dressed for the day.
Patterns of Chest Physiotherapy
in Australian Intensive Care Units.
rehabilitation programs and chest physiotherapy
are used to treat the cardio-respiratory problems and to prevent their progression to more significant pulmonary complications.
Classically, chest wall trauma has been managed with pain control alongside intensive chest physiotherapy
Good preoperative chest physiotherapy
, antibiotics therapy, bronchial toileting at bronchoscopy and gastrostomy tube feeding sufficed in the index case.
with positive airway pressure: a pilot study of short-term effects on sputum clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis and severe airway obstruction.
Chest optimization is systematic administration of evidence-based protocol-guided (see Appendix, available online only) multimodal chest physiotherapy
to ventilator-dependent patients with low tetraplegia.
In hospitals physiotherapists are needed in almost every department from outpatients to intensive care where chest physiotherapy
can be vital to keep unconscious patients breathing.