Respiratory strength training after stroke

...what are the benefits?

Respiratory muscle weakness is common after stroke and is associated with activity limitation and respiratory complications. Studies of people who have had a stroke report that their inspiratory muscles can generate between 17 to 57 cmH2O pressure - much less than the ~100 cmH2O pressure in healthy adults. Similarly, the expiratory muscles can generate 25 to 68 cmH2O pressure, compared with ~120 cmH2O in healthy adults.


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