Warming up improves speech production in patients with adult onset myotonic dystrophy.

@article{Swart2007WarmingUI,
  title={Warming up improves speech production in patients with adult onset myotonic dystrophy.},
  author={Bert J. M. de Swart and Baziel G. M. van Engelen and Ben A. M. Maassen},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={185-95}
}
UNLABELLED This investigation was conducted to study whether warming up decreases myotonia (muscle stiffness) during speech production or causes adverse effects due to fatigue or exhaustion caused by intensive speech activity in patients with adult onset myotonic dystrophy. Thirty patients with adult onset myotonic dystrophy (MD) and ten healthy controls were examined, using a protocol that requires subjects, to speak continuously for at least 10 min. In MD patients, warming up led to an… CONTINUE READING