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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.

Current as of: December 12, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy