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Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: Evidence and Protocols (On Demand Webinar) (PD102308)

Presenter(s): Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Behavioral interventions that provide a calibrated mode for strengthening inspiratory and expiratory muscles are limited and often non-evidence-based. In this course, speaker Christine Sapienza discusses the evidence base for respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) devices and shares the assessment and treatment protocols necessary for valid implementation of respiratory muscle strength training protocols. The course will be useful for SLPs working in health care settings treating acute and chronic conditions that impact the functions of breathing, coughing, swallowing, and vocalizing that result from skeletal muscle weakness.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate indicators for use of RMST in clinical practice
  • Cite evidence-based literature on outcomes related to improved functions of breathing, cough, swallow, and voice
  • Track outcomes associated with RMST protocols

Hear From the Speaker

Course Reviews

"I knew nothing about these devices or training muscles for respiration. This felt like the perfect pace, perfect amount of background information for an introduction of this length. I also REALLY appreciated the step by step walkthrough of how to use the devices."

"Demonstrations were excellent! Slides were perfect. This was so functional, so many take a ways. Really one of the best presentations I have watched in a long time."

What is a webinar?

Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time or on-demand at your leisure after the live event occurs (see live date for this webinar above).

Learning assessment


Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102308
Available Through: July 31, 2026