Parkinsons Disesase - EMST150

Parkinson’s Disease

Nearly 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. We understand the importance of finding solutions to their swallowing problems. Studies done with the EMST150 show improved exhalatory breath pressure, improved voluntary cough, and reduced swallowing symptoms resulting in improved quality of life and swallow safety in addition to reduced feelings of breathlessness.


Impact of expiratory muscle strength training on voluntary cough and swallow function in Parkinson disease. Pitts T, Bolser D, Rosenbek JC, Troche M, Okun MS, Sapienza C.Chest 2009;135:1301–1308.
Aspiration and swallowing in Parkinson disease and rehabilitation with EMST: a randomized trial. Troche MS, Okun MS, Rosenbek JC, Musson N, Fernandez HH, Rodriguez R, Romrell J, Pitts T, Wheeler-Hegland KM, Sapienza CM.Neurology. 2010 Nov 23;75(21):1912-9. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181fef115.