Respiratory Muscle Strength Training

Respiratory Muscle Strength Training

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 [...]

Respiration and Swallowing

How do you assess respiration when completing a swallow evaluation? Do you assess respiration during a swallow evaluation? What methods can be utilized to assess respiration during swallowing? There are several really good articles available.  Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris has been a leader in researching respiration and swallowing. Below are links to a few abstracts of [...]