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.