Recent E-mails

On Contraindications to BC Manual Techniques and Sarcoidosis…

Is there any contraindication to performing manual BC techniques on a patient with SOB due to Sarcoidosis?

There shouldn’t be any contraindications; on the contrary PRI manual techniques should slow the progression of tissue damage and fibrosis of the lung.  Since gradual pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary insufficiency and pulmonary hypertension are leading causes of disability and death, I would think about appropriate diaphragmatic effort with proper lung/thoracic position and activity would be very appropriate and helpful.