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 [...]

Measuring Lingual Range of Motion

Measuring Lingual Range of Motion

Strength Vs. Range of Motion For so long, we have focused on lingual strength and range-of-motion. Instruments for Measurement The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) and the Tongue Press have all been developed to give us visual and numeric strength measurements of the tongue. The Research We finally have a measurement scale for lingual range of [...]