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Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Front)

Postural Drainage: Upper Lobes (Front)

Picture of 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.

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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