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Physiotherapy in chest disease

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Physiotherapy is given to patients with chest disease in the hope of aiding the removal of secretions, improving respiratory function and increasing general mobility. Evaluating physiotherapy is difficult and until recently few attempts have been made to do so. This article considers the use of postural drainage, chest percussion and vibration, intermittent positive pressure breathing, forced expiration technique, breathing exercises and general exercises for some common chest conditions.

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