Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    A study concluded that specific Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) improves respiratory muscle endurance in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the effectiveness of training appears to be dependent on the quantity of training1. Another study concluded that a specific...

  • Breathing Effort in other Medical Conditions 

    Any condition that prevents normal physical activity can lead to inspiratory muscle weakness, and in addition to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as with POWERbreathe, has been found to be helpful...

  • Respiratory Muscle Training for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Respiratory muscle training can improve respiratory muscle strength and endurance in children and young adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Acute respiratory failure associated with respiratory infection is the most frequent reason for unplanned hospital admission,...