Inspiratory Muscle Training

Inspiratory Muscle Training

What is Inspiratory Muscle Training?

Inspiratory muscle training is defined as a course of therapy consisting of a series of breathing exercises that aim to strengthen the bodies’ respiratory muscles making it easier for people to breathe. Inspiratory muscle training is normally aimed at people who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. However, many people adopt IMT as part

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Preoperative IMT for postoperative pulmonary complications

Intervention Review Preoperative IMT for postoperative pulmonary complications in adults undergoing cardiac and major abdominal surgery The objective of this Intervention Review from the Editorial Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical, and Emergency Care Group, was to assess how effective Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) proved to be in adults with postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) undergoing cardiac or major

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Track running induces inspiratory muscle fatigue in trained runners

A study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (September 26th 2015) tested the hypothesis that short-duration running exercise would induce Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue (IMF) which may limit performance. This follows studies that found IMF occurs after short-duration swimming exercise. Eight female middle-distance runners were the subjects of this study which found that

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IMT: Research into effects of IMT in oesophageal cancer

Our POWERbreathe friends and distributor in the Netherlands, Trainjelongen, recently brought our attention to this infographic and article that appeared in the Saturday (9th May) edition of their national newspaper, Telegraaf. It talks about Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) as a preoperative measure to prevent postoperative lung complications when patients with oesophageal cancer undergo surgery, mentioning

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Effects of IMT on Breathing Pattern in Patients With COPD

The purpose of this clinical trial, sponsored by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, is based on how improvement in inspiratory muscle function might result in beneficial changes in breathing pattern during whole body exercise. The hypothesis is the effect of inspiratory muscle training as an adjunct to a pulmonary rehabilitation program improves the breathing pattern during an

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Improving Functional Capacity in Fontan Patients Through IMT

This study, sponsored by Children’s Hospital Boston, is currently recruiting participants for this clinical trial, the purpose of which is to study the effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) on exercise and pulmonary function parameters in a cohort of adult Fontan patients. According to The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center in the U.S., “the

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Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race (2019)

Recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise by the American College of Sports Medicine, is this study that looked into aspects of respiratory muscle fatigue in a mountain ultramarathon race. STUDY Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race Purpose: Because endurance is a requirement of the ultramarathon, this type

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Oxygen uptake in respiratory muscles differs between men & women

Published in The Journal of Physiology and released online here at MedicalXpress, is this study by lead investigator Professor William Sheel from the University of British Columbia. STUDY Oxygen uptake in respiratory muscles differs between men and women during exercise Professor Sheel’s team of researchers ‘found that at submaximal and maximal exercise intensities, respiratory muscles

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Limitation to running performance – the role of respiratory work

Published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine this year was a study that looked into the occurrence of core muscle fatigue during high-intensity running exercise and its limitation to performance. Secondary to this was to discover if the work of the respiratory muscles contributed to this core muscle fatigue. Key points from the

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