Points to Remember

Try to create a positive physio environment.


Only use 3 positions per treatment.


Never treat too close to a feed – for babies must wait at least 1 hour after or just before a feed.


Hand placement for pats must be always over ribs, not stomach.


Always use correct positions – don’t do opportunistic percussion!


Percussion/pats should be firm and rhythmical with a cupped hand.


Always start treatment when baby is awake but it is ok to keep going if they fall asleep.


Remember to stick to your time for each position – maybe use a timer to indicate when time is up.


Don’t stop treatment as soon as a baby cries or fusses, try a distraction or position change.