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Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Back)

Picture of 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
Last Revised June 9, 2011

Last Revised: June 9, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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