Who can benefit from chest PT?

Anyone who has impaired airways clearance may benefit from CPT, whether it is due to increased or thick secretions, decreased mobility of secretions, secretion retention, decreased physical mobility, an ineffective cough, or muscle weakness.


CPT can help dislodge, mobilize, and clear secretions in various areas of the lungs thereby opening up the airways, improving air exchange, decreasing the risk for infection and lung damage, and making it easier to breathe. Examples of diagnoses that patients have had, and who have benefited from our service include, but are not limited to:


  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Recurrent Pneumonia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Developmental Delays