Locomotor-respiratory coupling during wheelchair propulsion.

  title={Locomotor-respiratory coupling during wheelchair propulsion.},
  author={M L Macdonald and R Lee Kirby and Sherwin T. Nugent and D. A. MacLeod},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={72 4},
Visceral movement due to impact loading is believed to play a role in the locomotor-respiratory coupling (LRC) that has been detected in a number of mammalian species. In the bird and bat species in which LRC has been described, the effect of the wing muscles on the timing of respiration appears to be a dominant influence. To test the hypothesis that LRC… CONTINUE READING