Key Features

  • Introductory overviews of respiratory and exercise physiology, as well as training theory
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date review of respiratory muscle function, breathing mechanics and RMT
  • Analysis of the interaction between disease and respiratory mechanics, as well as their independent and combined influence upon exercise tolerance
  • Analysis of the rationale and application of RMT to over 20 clinical conditions, e.g., COPD, heart failure, obesity, mechanical ventilation
  • Evidence-based guidance on the implementation of inspiratory muscle resistance training
  • Over 150 functional exercises that incorporate a breathing challenge
  • www.physiobreathe.com - access up-to-date information, video clips of exercises and a three-month free trial of Physiotec’s RMT exercise module (via www.physiotec.ca)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Dedication

Foreword

Preface

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

Glossary

Index

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702050206
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054556

About the author

Alison McConnell

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK.