Respiratory training for a person with C3-C4 tetraplegia.

  title={Respiratory training for a person with C3-C4 tetraplegia.},
  author={Michelle Ehrlich and Patricia J. Manns and Camille Poulin},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  volume={45 4},
Persons with high tetraplegic spinal cord injuries commonly have respiratory complications that may negatively impact their health and quality of life. Treatment of these respiratory problems often requires significant health care dollars. This case report describes and evaluates the effect of a year-long respiratory intervention, which included inspiratory muscle training and positive expiratory pressure therapy, for a person with C3-C4 tetraplegia. The intervention improved both inspiratory… CONTINUE READING

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