Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for the Management of Airway Protective Deficits Respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) has received considerable research and clinical interest. There are several studies to support its use in various populations with known airway protective disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The goal of this paper is to briefly describe ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2015
Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for the Management of Airway Protective Deficits
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  • Michelle S. Troche
    Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Financial Disclosure: Michelle S. Troche is assistant professor of speech-language pathology program and the director of Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Columbia University. Dr. Troche's work is supported in part by an NIH (NCATS) CTSA through the University of Florida (UL1TR000064 and KL2TR000065).
    Financial Disclosure: Michelle S. Troche is assistant professor of speech-language pathology program and the director of Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Columbia University. Dr. Troche's work is supported in part by an NIH (NCATS) CTSA through the University of Florida (UL1TR000064 and KL2TR000065).×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Michelle S. Troche has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Michelle S. Troche has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   April 01, 2015
Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for the Management of Airway Protective Deficits
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 2015, Vol. 24, 58-64. doi:10.1044/sasd24.2.58
History: Received December 15, 2014 , Revised February 12, 2015 , Accepted February 19, 2015
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 2015, Vol. 24, 58-64. doi:10.1044/sasd24.2.58
History: Received December 15, 2014; Revised February 12, 2015; Accepted February 19, 2015

Respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) has received considerable research and clinical interest. There are several studies to support its use in various populations with known airway protective disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The goal of this paper is to briefly describe RMST: when it should be used, how it can be used, populations which may benefit from its use, and highlight the gaps which still remain. This goal is achieved through a review of the available literature and practical tips for incorporating RMST into the clinical care of patients with airway protective disorders.

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