Lesson 2.2 – Positioning/modified postural drainage positions

The following video forms part of Child Health International’s series of masterclasses in the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cystic fibrosis – the full list of available resources is available here.

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Ages 0-4

Positioning/modified postural drainage positions

(This is only suitable for children greater than 6 months old)

These Master Classes in physiotherapy are brought to you by Child Health International in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society’s Physiotherapy Special International Interest Group, in association with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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Quiz 2.2 – Positioning/modified postural drainage positions

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What principles does positioning encourage?​

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What precautions must you be aware of?​

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Percussion is the term used to describe…​

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