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.