Vibration and its effect on the respiratory system.

  title={Vibration and its effect on the respiratory system.},
  author={Bredge McCarren and Jennifer A Alison and Robert D. Herbert},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  volume={52 1},
Vibration is a manual technique used widely to assist with the removal of pulmonary secretions. Little is known about how vibration is applied or its effect on the respiratory system. The purpose of this study was to describe mechanical consequences of vibration on the chest wall of a normal subject and the effects of vibration on expiratory flow rates and volumes. The effects of vibration were compared to other interventions of chest wall compression, chest wall oscillation, cough, huff from… CONTINUE READING


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