Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Front)

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Postural drainage for the upper lobes (front)

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

Lean the child back 30 degrees. Clap with a cupped hand between the collarbone and nipple on each side of the chest.

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