Online course

ONLINE COURSE: ''Pediatric Chest Physical Therapy'' with CARLOS PINTADO

20-hour training with which you will deepen on the knowledge and treatment of respiratory diseases in the child, as well as of the pulmonary complications that occur in the course of other neurological and/or motor pediatric pathologies. Access to the campus with high quality videos of the techniques.

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START: June 21, 2021

The course will be available for 18 months from the beginning of the course and you can go through it when you consider it appropriate, at your own pace.


20 hours

The estimated time to complete the course is one month, but you will have it available for 18 months so that you can learn at the pace you want.


Depending on the country where you live, you will have the price in euros or in dollars
125€ / 150$


This course is aimed at physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.

  • Notes in PDF format
  • High quality videos
    • Theory videos
    • Videos of practical demonstrations of the techniques
  • Resolution of doubts with the teacher during the 18 months
  • Exam
  • Multi-device access
  • Diploma

Course language
The online course is taught in English

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  • 1. Anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of the respiratory system:
    • Structures involved
    • Lung physical properties
    • Ventilation, perfusion and diffusion
    • Equal pressure point
    • Mucociliary transport
    • Obstruction vs restriction
    • Ventilatory asynchronism
    • Röhrer´s equation
    • Specific respiratory characteristics in infants and children
  • 2. Pediatric respiratory diseases:
    • Bronchiolitis
    • Asthma
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Bronchiectasias
    • Pneumonia
    • Atelectasis
    • Neuromuscular and neurological diseases
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • 3. Assesment and evaluation:
    • Anamnesis
    • Visual examination
    • Clinical signs (RR, pulse oximetry, peak cough flow, peak expiratory flow)
    • Auscultation (lung sounds and adventitious sounds)
    • Clinical scores
  • 4. Chest physical therapy. Manual and instrumental techniques
    • Fast/forced inspiratory techniques: nose blow, nasal irrigation, RRC, active nasal aspiration
    • Slow inspiratory techniques: EDIC + inspirómeter, EDIC +ambú
    • Slow expiratory techniques: Prolonged slow expiration, assisted autogenic drainage
    • PEP devices
    • Fast/forced expiratory techniques: cough (directed, provoked and assisted) and FET
    • Transition of treatment from infant to child: respiratory games
  • 5. Inhaled therapy
    • Principles
    • Main inhaled drugs
    • Order of administration
    • Deposition mechanisms
    • Devices: PMDI, chambers/spacers, nebulizers
  • 6. Clinical cases



Our physiotherapy course "Pediatric Chest Physical Therapy" is aimed at those physiotherapists and physiotherapy students who want to deepen the knowledge and treatment of respiratory diseases in the child, as well as the pulmonary complications that occur in the course of other neurological and/or motor pediatric pathologies.



  • Know the general anatomical, physiological and biomechanical characteristics of the respiratory system, as well as the differences between the adult, the child and the baby.
  • Know the respiratory patterns in respiratory physiotherapy: Obstruction and Restriction.
  • Know the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of the main diseases in pediatrics, including the special characteristics of neuromuscular/neurological diseases.
  • Provide the physiotherapist with the knowledge and tools necessary to carry out a complete physical examination, assessment and auscultation.
  • Become familiar with the different types of respiratory sounds, and identify the specific characteristics of these in infants.
  • Know the objectives and physiological effects of manual and instrumental techniques of the chest physical therapy.
  • Be able to decide when and how to apply each of the techniques correctly.
  • Use clinical reasoning to decide which techniques to use and in what order, to ensure the best possible treatment for patients.
  • Know the principles of inhaled therapy, know how and when apply it, in order to optimize the pulmonary deposition of the drug.
  • Be able to teach to parents/patients the correct use of the different devices within inhaled therapy.
  • Know how to guide parents in managing the disease, and explain some basic rules for the home (hygiene, detection of signs and symptoms, degree of temperature and humidity, hydration...).



The course is divided into episodes and each one of them forms a lesson.

The lessons consist of a set of videos about the theoretical part and different videos with the practical demonstrations of the techniques.

The student will have access to the course from the date indicated and will have 18 months to complete it. To pass the training, you must watch and study all audiovisual content and pass the final exam.

The course lasts 20 hours, which correspond to the visualization of the different chapters, the study of the notes in PDF format and the completion of the exam. Therefore, the student must carry out active work at home in order to pass the training.


Here's an example of the lessons you'll find on campus:

Finally, in the following tutorial you can see what the platform is like and the sections that make up the course:

Solve doubts with the teacher

Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be able to resolve any doubts that may arise with the teacher.


The best professionals

Carlos Pintado

Physiotherapist expert in Respiratory Physiotherapy.

Master in Respiratory and Cardiac Physiotherapy at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Member of the Area of Respiratory Physiotherapy of SEPAR.

Clinical practice in Physical Therapy Aluche, Madrid.


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Depending on the country where you live, you will find the course price in euros or in dollars
Course price: 125€ / 150$

Common questions

Yes, the course will be available for 18 months from the start day and you can take it whenever you consider appropriate.

Yes, in addition to the notes in PDF format, the courses include multi-device access videos

Yes, our online training methodology is designed in such a way that once you have enrolled in the course, you can resolve any doubts that may arise with the teacher.


To obtain the diploma after completing the online course, you must:

1. Take a multiple-choice exam (you will have 45 minutes).

2. Obtain a minimum grade of 50/100.

In case of failing the exam, you can take it again after 48 hours (you can only repeat it once). We will notify you by e-mail when this time has elapsed.


No, since we check that you meet one of these requirements before giving you access to the online course.