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Respiratory therapy

Is respiratory therapy (physiotherapy) recommended on a daily basis for infants (less than 12 months)? If the child has no symptoms, what is the ideal frequency of such treatment?
Thanks in advance
Dear Sir or Madam,
Considering Chest physiotherapy care for asymptomatic children less than 1 year of age -without any particular obstruction-, recommendations given by the college of experts don't impose a daily physiotherapy session.
Nevertheless it is known that the respiratory system is the site of an inflammation, and it can react dramatically to any aggression - whether it is bacterial, viral, allergic.
Consequently, having 2 to 3 sessions a week when the child is well will allow the monitoring of the upper respiratory tract, joint mobilization, stretching of the respiratory muscles, ventilation of different pulmonary areas, in order to support the respiratory function and drain bronchi without waiting for obstruction signs to appear.

I hope this notice will be useful. Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

B. Borel