Chest physical therapy is used to improve respiratory efficiency, expansions of lungs, improves respiratory muscles and eliminates secretions from respiratory system. It helps in free breathing and gets more oxygen in to body. It includes deep breathing exercises, chest vibration, postural drainage, chest percussion, turning, and coughing.
Chest physical therapy can be performed in a variety of settings including critical care units, hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and at the patient's home. Depending on the circumstances, chest physical therapy may be performed by anyone from a respiratory care therapist to a trained member of the patient's family.
Related Journals of Chest Physical Therapy
Insights in Chest Diseases, Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association, Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Japanese Journal of Chest Diseases.