Tag: Postural Drainage
To drain the middle and lower portions of your lungs, you should be positioned with your chest above your head. Possible techniques to achieve this position are:
* If a hospital bed is available, put in Trendelenburg position (head lower than feet)
* Place 3-5 wood blocks, that are 2 inches by 4 inches, in a stack that is 5 inches high, under the foot of a regular bed. Blocks should have indentations or a 1 inch rim on top so that the bed does not slip
* Stack 18-20 inches of pillow under hips.
* Place on a Tilt Table, with head lower than feet.