A comparison of two breathing exercise programs for patients with quadriplegia.

@article{Derrickson1992ACO,
  title={A comparison of two breathing exercise programs for patients with quadriplegia.},
  author={J G Derrickson and Nancy D. Ciesla and Nicole Simpson and P C Imle},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1992},
  volume={72 11},
  pages={763-9}
}
This study compared the use of abdominal weights (AbWts) to inspiratory resistive muscle training (IMT) on selected measures of pulmonary function. Eleven patients, aged 16 to 41 years (mean = 27.8, SD = 8.3) with complete cervical injuries were randomly assigned to either an AbWts or IMT treatment group. Subjects in both treatment groups received daily treatments (five times weekly) for 7 weeks. Forced vital capacity (FVC), inspiratory capacity (IC), maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV), peak… CONTINUE READING

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