Vest therapy (2145)

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What is a vest machine?blue vest machine

A vest machine is used to loosen mucus from the airways by vibrating the chest. This helps move the mucus so you can cough or suction it out easier.

The machine connects to the vest with a hose.  The vest is worn over the chest. The machine makes air pulses that wiggle the chest. 

Why do I need a vest machine?

The vest machine helps make it easier to get mucus out of your lungs. 

How is the vest machine different from chest physiotherapy (CPT)?

With the vest machine:

How is a vest machine used?

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