Respiratory Muscle Training
Theory and Practice
- Alison McConnell, PhD, FACSM, FBASES, Professor of Applied Physiology, Centre for Sports Medicine & Human Performance, Brunel University, UK.
The book is divided into two parts - theory and practice. Part I provides readers with access to the theoretical building blocks that support practice. It explores the evidence base for RMT as well as the different methods of training respiratory muscles and their respective efficacy. Part II guides the reader through the practical implementation of the most widely validated form of RMT, namely inspiratory muscle resistance training. Finally, over 150 "Functional" RMT exercises are described, which incorporate a stability and/or postural challenge - and address specific movements that provoke dyspnoea.
Respiratory Muscle Training: theory and practice is supported by a dedicated website (www.physiobreathe.com), which provides access to the latest information on RMT, as well as video clips of all exercises described in the book. Purchasers will also receive a three-month free trial of the Physiotec software platform (via www.physiotec.ca), which allows clinicians to create bespoke training programmes (including video clips) that can be printed or emailed to patients.
AudiencePhysiotherapists, primary and secondary care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists
- Published: May 2013
- Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- ISBN: 978-0-7020-5020-6
Table of Contents
Part I: Theoretical basis of respiratory muscle training
Introduction to Part I
1. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
2. Exercise physiology and training principles
3. The respiratory muscles
4. Functional benefits of respiratory muscle training (RMT)
Part II: Practical application of respiratory muscle training
Introduction to Part II
5. Methods of respiratory muscle training (RMT)
6. Implementing respiratory muscle training (RMT)
7. Functional training of the respiratory muscles