RIMT in People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation

Published by the American Physical Therapy Association 2014.

STUDY

Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training in People With Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

Karin Postma, Janneke A. Haisma, Maria T.E. Hopman, Michael P. Bergen, Henk J. Stam and Johannes B. Bussmann

Objective:

“To assess immediate and long-term effects of Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training (RIMT) in persons with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).”

Intervention:

“Persons were randomized to the RIMT-group or the control-group. All persons received usual rehabilitation care. In addition, persons in the intervention group performed RIMT with a threshold trainer.”

Conclusions:

“RIMT has a positive short-term effect on inspiratory muscle function in persons with SCI who have impaired pulmonary function during inpatient rehabilitation.”

View the Abstract here.

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