inspiratory muscle training


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inspiratory muscle training

Any technique used to enhance ventilation by increasing respiratory coordination, endurance, and strength. Examples include breath-holding exercises, breathing against resistance, and incentive spirometry.
See also: training

inspiratory muscle training (in·spīˑ·r·tōrˈ·ē musˑ·l trāˑ·ning),

n a technique used to correct or increase respiratory function by improving the performance of the muscles involved in inhalation.
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Inspiratory muscle training improves lung function and exercise capacity in adults with cystic fibrosis.
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A threshold resistive inspiratory muscle training (IMT) device described by Sprague and associates (13) was set to provide a resistive load at the mouth for twice daily home use.
This hypothesis has been confirmed by McConnell and Lomax (2006) who have suggested that inspiratory muscle training attenuates or delayed the vasomotor changes induced by the inspiratory muscle metaboreflex, which adaptation may produce an improvement of performance.
Therefore, it is essential for clinicians to be able to assess the presence of muscle damage when implementing an inspiratory muscle training program, by using outcome measures that are minimally invasive.
2004), there is a large body of research on inspiratory muscle training through respiratory maneuvers (e.
4) Therefore, interventions that improve ventilation, such as inspiratory muscle training (IMT), may have the potential to reduce dyspnea and improve exercise tolerance.

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