Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Back)

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Postural drainage for the upper lobes (back)

Illustration adapted with permission from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Have the child lean forward 30 degrees. Clap with a cupped hand between the collarbone and shoulder blade on each side of the back.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Specialist Medical Reviewer Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy