Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy treatment (CPT) in a baby (0-12 months)

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Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy treatment (CPT) is used to clear mucus from the airways. Learn about the benefits of CPT and the different techniques you can learn to help clear your baby’s airways.

Key points

  • Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy treatment can be used in babies who have conditions that may cause mucus buildup in the lower areas of the lungs.
  • A trained physiotherapist can help you create an individualized pulmonary clearance program or strategy to complete on a regular basis with your baby.
  • Types of treatments used include modified postural drainage, percussion, expiratory vibrations, suctioning, and mobility and play.
  • Percussion and expiratory vibrations can be used in combination with modified postural drainage positions.
Last updated: June 12th 2020