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Respiratory Muscle Training

Theory and Practice

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"[More importantly] it provides an evidence base for the incorporation of respiratory muscle training for a variety of conditions." Reviewed by Margot Skinner on behalf of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, January 2015

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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)

Published Reviews

    "The book provides a comprehensive overview of respiratory physiology which will challenge those with superficial knowledge." Reviewed by Margot Skinner on behalf of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, January 2015

Author Information

    By Alison McConnell, PhD, FACSM, FBASES, Professor of Applied Physiology, Centre for Sports Medicine & Human Performance, Brunel University, UK.

Customer Reviews

Respiratory Muscle Training
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 256 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 11/16 X 9 15/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5020-6
  • Copyright: 2014