Guy Postiaux demonstrated that:
The indications of the techniques, posed from the specific physiotherapic assessment, concern obstructive and restrictive diseases, such as:
Teaching of this method is now part of official teaching programs of physiotherapy in belgian schools and universities, as in other European countries. It is also recognized by public authorities in several countries that accept and support its teaching.
The indication of the techniques relies on a specific physiotherapic assessment of bronchopulmonary obstruction described hereafter.
Over the last few years, alarmist messages related to abusive prescriptions of antibiotics , either in home or hospital medicine practise, were sent out regularly. It must be reminded that chest physiotherapy can represent an alternative to the use of some medications.
The jury of the "Conférence de Consensus Francophone sur la Bronchiolite du Nourrisson" has shown courage and intellectual and scientific honnesty by the relative positioning of the action of drug therapies with regard to chest physiotherapy. This one of the main reasons why we continue to plead for a "chest physiotherapy of first intent" in infant acute respiratory diseases.