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Functional outcomes associated with expiratory muscle strength training: Narrative review

Helena Laciuga, MA

Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) is a rehabilitative program for improving physiological outcomes related to breathing, voice, cough strength, and swallow function among people with Parkinson’s disease and other neuromuscular disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems. Veterans make up a large part of the patient population that may benefit from EMST during rehabilitation. This review summarizes the evidence of EMST effects to help rehabilitation specialists and patients considering this program.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.03.0076

Volume 51 Number 4, 2014
   Pages 535 — 546


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Laciuga H, Rosenbek JC, Davenport PW, Sapienza CM. Functional outcomes associated with expiratory muscle strength training: Narrative review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(4):535–46.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.03.0076

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