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#226 Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: Background Innovative Applications for Dysphagia Prevention and Rehabilitation

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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This independent workshop is for SLP’s, PTs, OTs, Respiratory Therapists and Related Healthcare professionals and will be taught by Erin Silverman, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

SUMMARY: This presentation will initially comprise a review of the common neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic bases
of respiration, swallow and cough, as well as changes to these systems that may occur as a result of neurodegenerative
and neurotraumatic disease states. The content focuses on the healthy elderly, as well as individuals who demonstrate
neurological impairment. Conventional means of addressing respiratory swallow and cough impairment will be reviewed
prior to an in-depth review of emerging research supporting respiratory muscle strength training procedures in patient
groups. Changes in muscle strength result in a pattern of change characterized by both neural and structural
modifications to targeted muscle groups. This presentation will review respiratory muscle strengthening programs and
provide evidence of neurological and muscular adaptations associated with their intervention. Neural adaptations result in
rapid strength gain. Muscular adaptation contributes to strength improvements over time. The content for intervention is
backed with clinical research and will show learners how to implement a four- week training program to improve cough
and swallow using an inexpensive device-driven therapy that can be flexibly carried out in the hospital, outpatient clinic, or
even at home or via telerehab. Benefits, limitations, clinical trial designs, and clinical applications of strength training
paradigms will also be presented. The instructor will cover inexpensive options for respiratory muscle strength training and
airway parameter measurement. Participants will leave the course with the skills and understanding to immediately
implement these protocols clinically.

This event will be offered for up to .8 ASHA CEUs


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