Respiratory muscle training (RMST) programs are of great interest to the community of speech language pathologists since they function as rehabilitative strategies in many individuals. It is imperative that clinicians be taught the specific parameters that can be manipulated to change training effects, as well as studying issues of training length and the consequences of detraining, which occurs when therapy has terminated. Critics will agree that there are no other materials like this one on the market; something pocket-sized and easily accessible so that clinicians can refer to it daily. The book will also be full of useful illustrations, demonstrating step-by-step processes on how to manipulate the device and finish training.
About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
- Chapter 2: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Respiratory System
- Chapter 3: Devices for Respiratory Muscle Training
- Chapter 4: Case Studies in Respiratory Training
- Chapter 5: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix A: Representative Sample of Devices Used for Respiratory Training
Appendix B: Instructions for Using Respiratory Training Devices
About The Author
Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP, serves as the Dean of the Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. Previously, Dr. Sapienza was a longstanding tenured professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, as well as a research career scientist at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital. As a principal investigator of National Institutes of Health grants, VA Research Rehabilitation Research and Development Awards, and a M.J. Fox Foundation grant, Dr. Sapienza has provided extensive mentoring to 16 doctoral students, all of whom have contributed back to academics and clinical service. She has built a strong national and international reputation for expertise in the design and implementation of larger scale randomized clinical trials examining treatments as well as the careful reporting of peer-reviewed outcomes from these studies. Dr. Sapienza methodically disseminates this information to the scientific community at large in the form of invited presentations, workshops, and clinical teaching platforms. Through writing, she works to integrate research findings in journal articles, textbooks, and clinical manuals. As a frequent contributor to patient support groups she aspires to assist patients and caregivers as they navigate available treatments and emerging science. Most recently, Dr. Sapienza was selected as Jacksonville's Women of Influence.
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288 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"