Effects of High-Intensity Inspiratory Muscle Training Following a Near-Fatal Gunshot Wound
A man who sustained a gunshot wound (via the left axilla which exited from the right side of the abdomen) during armed combat left him with severe thoracic and abdominal injuries. After five months he still reported severe dyspnoea on exertion and so a program of high-intensity, interval-based threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT) was undertaken.
Discussion points and observations:
The subject tolerated well the...