Spinal Cord Injury - EMST150

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury is a complex medical condition. There are systematic reviews suggesting positive outcomes of respiratory muscle strength training for improving expiratory breath pressure and endurance. Our research team has worked with patients with spinal cord injury with positive clinical results for those with muscle weakness. We have clinical outcomes documenting improvements in exhalatory breath pressure, voluntary cough production and voice quality.


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