i'd like to mirror cliquesh above me; mostly rib raising and colonic stimulation, tried some techniques like mesenteric lift, tried my best to do suboccipital release from the side of the inpatient bed, i felt like it didn't always work too well given the weird angle. i had a pt with myasthenia gravis with trouble breathing; did redoming diaphragm, rib raising, and suboccipital release but think that didn't help too much.
Probably the best success for me inpatient I think was stimulating the bowels; so rib raising in relevant areas, some sacral techniques, suboccipital release, and direct viscera manipulation. just be sure to wear gloves and maybe a gown if needed lol
: here's an article about postop ileus and OMT.
Also did some gentle lymphatic techniques for people with lymphedema (cancer patients often) if they didn't have CHF or something; after all those people go to a lymph clinic that do similar things.