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Chest rehabilitation and exercises. Reel 3.

  • Film

About this work


This film demonstrates chest rehabilitation at the Brompton Hospital. and shows a variety of techniques employed in the treatment of bronchiectasis in adults and children, both before and after pneumonectomy or lobectomy, including postural drainage (using a Nelson Bed); percussion of the chest; chest and diaphragm muscle exercises, and posture training. Also shows measurement of chest expansion during exercises, and of lung capacity using a spirometer. It starts with footage of a man who requires postural drainage and diaphrammatic breathing exercises. This is followed by a boy of 12 with scoliosis. Repeat footage of the female patient from reel 2 and then repeat footage from reel 1 of the male patient aged 37 years old followed by exercises. There are instructive intertitles throughout.


UK, 1941/2.

Physical description

1 film reel (c.20 min.) (16mm) : silent, black and white


This film is warped.
Part of an accession from the collection of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy SA/CSP. Original reference SA/CSP/Q.4.1

Creator/production credits

Miss Winifred Linton and Miss Jocelyn Reed, Brompton Chest Hospital, London

Copyright note




  • English

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 397F Reel 3


    By appointment

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