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Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Inspiratory strength training works on the muscles of inspiration the diaphragm, the intercostals. Inspiration involves contractions of the diaphragm and external intercostals, which increase intrathoracic volume and decreased volume in pressure. Respiration is a recoil from inspiration. Exhalation involves relaxation of the inhalation muscles, recruitment of abdominal and internal intercostals to force [...]
Why Are You Strangling the Patient? Relax..... You may walk in to observe a Clinical Swallow Evaluation and see an SLP with 3 fingers on a patient's neck as the patient is swallowing. What in the World are they Doing?? It's called laryngeal palpation. The ring finger goes on the patient's cricoid notch, the [...]
OK, so we’re probably not going to be burning any patients at the stake. I’m fairly certain that you may lose your license for that! I’m sure we’ve all been there though. We do a thorough assessment of a patient. We obtain instrumental assessment just as we were advised. We make recommendations based on [...]
I am so excited to be a part of the journal article blogging group! Of course, my articles reviewed will be regarding dysphagia. My first article, I found very interesting: What is "Usual Care" in Dysphagia Rehabilitation: A Survey of USA Dysphagia Practice Patterns by Giselle D. Carnaby and Lindsay Harenberg. This article was found [...]