Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP: Applications, Evidence, and Starting a Program (0419)
Carolina Speech Pathology

Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP: Applications, Evidence, and Starting a Program (0419)

Regular price $295.00


Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP is a unique course that combines lecture, critical thinking through case studies, and hands-on practice. Participants will learn about various applications of RMT with adults, including expiratory and inspiratory muscle training (EMT/EMST and IMT/IMST). Literature and case vignettes will be used to support RMT’s use across the continuum of healthcare, from acute care to outpatient and settings in between. Evidence supporting RMT in diverse patient populations will be discussed, including treatment protocols. Devices used for RMT assessment and treatment will be on-site for hands-on integration of techniques. Strategies and support for program development will be provided.

Course Details:

Learning Objectives:

  • Verbalize anatomic/physiologic components of swallowing, cough, & respiration
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess MIP/MEP and compare to normative data
  • List 3 indications for EMT and/or IMT
  • List 2 contraindications for EMT and/or IMT
  • Demonstrate the ability to set appropriate treatment goals, providing rationale relevant to SLP modalities


Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has 10 years of experience treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient set-tings. She has been instrumental in establishing the Respiratory Muscle Training program at UNC Rex Hospital. Prior to joining UNC Rex, Ms. Richardson was employed at Duke University Hospital where she was sought out by colleagues for her clinical expertise. She is a graduate of the Medical Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Washington.

More from this collection