Respiratory muscle training

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Duke speech pathologists offer respiratory muscle training, also known as RMT, to strengthen breathing muscles weakened by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obstructive sleep apnea, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and spinal cord injury, among others. Respiratory muscle training is also used to speed ventilator weaning and strengthen breathing muscles following tracheostomy. In addition to increasing respiratory muscle strength, respiratory muscle training may be beneficial for other activities such as speaking, swallowing and coughing, which use related muscles.

Strength training for your respiratory muscles

When your breathing muscles are weakened from disease or surgery it can have a devastating impact on daily life. Impaired breathing may hamper your ability to do physical activity, including walking, climbing stairs, and even sleep.  Speech and swallowing can also be affected. Research has shown respiratory muscle training strengthens the respiratory muscles and improves your ability to perform these activities. Our speech pathologists are expertly trained to evaluate your specific condition, and design a treatment plan that’s right for you. When appropriate, we can combine respiratory muscle training with traditional communication and swallowing therapies to ensure we provide you with the most complete care for your condition. With our intervention and guidance, you will strengthen your respiratory muscles, and improve your breathing.

RESPIRATORY MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING
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