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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you do chest physiotherapy?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
See below: Chest pt is usually performed by a respiratory therapist. It's purpose is to mobilize secretions that may be accumulating in the lungs. It involves deep breathing exercises, nebulizer treatments as well as various drainage procedures enhanced by moderate rhythmic tapping on the ribcage with the patient tilted somewhat upside down to get deep secretions out towards the mouth.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is physiotherapy?

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Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
By definition...: Physiotherapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve their physical abilities.
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Last updated Aug 20, 2012

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