When non detected, those discrete hypersecretions can be responsible for symptoms that can be hard to explain but lead to a lot of paraclinical exams, often expensive, sometimes aggressive, and not always sufficient to reassure the families.
This is why the specific physiotherapic assessment of bronchopulmonary obstruction is a precious complementary tool for medical diagnosis. It is now regularly used in our daily practice to examine newborns and young children, after a request introduced by the attending physician. This precise assessment helps guiding the technical intervention of the physiotherapist and justifies his action.
SPECIFIC PHYSIOTHERAPIC DECISION TREE