Thoracic squeeze technique: an advanced chest physiotherapy technique for hospitalized neonates

  • Rajnee Mishra
  • Asir John SamuelEmail author



Special thanks to Dr. Vencita Priyanka Aranha, MPT (Paediatrics), Assistant Professor and Dr. Kanimozhi Narkeesh, MPT, PhD, Professor and Principal, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India, for providing valuable encouragement for making this research report. Dr. Aurodeep Dasgupta provided technical support in editing Fig. 1.

Author’s contributions

RM and AJS conceived and designed the study, conducted literature research, provided research materials, collected and organized data, and wrote the initial draft of the article. AJS analyzed the collected literatures and provided content review for the prepared manuscript. All the contributing authors approved the draft.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

As no human participants and/or animals were involved in this correspondence, Institution Ethics Committee (IEC) approval was not sought.

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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and RehabilitationMaharishi Markandeshwar UniversityAmbalaIndia

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