Spinal Cord Injury

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    A study concluded Resistive Inspiratory Muscle Training (RIMT) can improve ventilatory function, respiratory endurance, and the perceived difficulty of breathing in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury within half a year after trauma1. 1 Resistive...

  • 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 in Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury

    “The effect of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) on respiratory muscle (RM) function, dyspnoea and exercise performance was evaluated in spinal cord injury athletes.” Conclusion: “Respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) can improve respiratory...

  • Pulmonary Function And Spinal Cord Injury

    “Injury to the cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord disrupts function of inspiratory and expiratory muscles, as reflected by reduction in spirometric and lung volume parameters and static mouth pressures. In association, subjects with tetraplegia have decreased...

  • POWERbreathe For Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

    Grupo GNAP in Salvador - Bahia offers specialised care in neurological rehabilitation, offering rehabilitation to their spinal cord injury patients that is efficient and motivating. Respiratory approach to the neurological patient GNAP believes that the treatment...

  • 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...

  • Respiratory Muscle Training for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (Review)

    An Intervention Review by the Cochrane Injuries Group has been published on The Cochrane Library that looked at Respiratory Muscle Training for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This systematic review was needed to determine the effectiveness of Respiratory Muscle...