Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Back)

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 11, 2013

Last Revised: June 11, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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