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Respiratory Muscle Strength Training Advanced Clinical Workshop

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Ear Nose Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates

133 Benmore Drive

Winter Park, FL 32792

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Respiratory Muscle Strength Advanced Clinical Training

Sponsored by Aspire Products, the makers of the EMST150

This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area.)

*** Sat. October 14th!***

New Date (rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma)

The Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery Associates

133 Benmore Drive, Suite 100,
Winter Park, FL 32792

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Presented by:

Chris Sapienza, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, UCF

World Renowned Experts in the field of RMST.

This premier presentation will present the principles and clinical utility of Respiratory Muscle Strength Training (RMST), outlining the theories supporting the treatment, report on past and current outcome data, present treatment techniques for multiple patient groups for both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training. Ruddy and Sapienza bring pragmatic information that is informative and interesting to clinicians worldwide.

Learning Outcomes

Participants wil

  • identify key anatomical and physiologic components of respiration, swallow and cough -understand effectiveness of RMST for patient care

  • demonstrate the ability to assess key measures of respiratory strength and relate these to RMST protocols

  • demonstrate knowledge of devices for RMST and advantages/disadvantages with various patient groups

  • demonstrate ability to plan and implement RMST protocols

  • demonstrate ability to assess RMST outcomes in terms of respiratory muscle strength, swallow and cough


Dr. Christine Sapienza Dr. Christine Sapienza is currently Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation, College of Healthcare Sciences and Program Director of the new department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Jacksonville University. She is a Brooks Rehabilitation academic research partner. She is a former research career scientist at the Malcom Randall VA. As a full professor Dr. Sapienza’s area of research interests include the study of adult normal and disordered voice and adult neuromotor disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Her most recent work has focused on the use of strength training paradigms in these populations as well as with spinal cord injury and others with physical and neurological insult. She has authored over 120 publications which can be found in the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Voice, American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, and others. Dr. Sapienza authored the graduate textbook: Voice Disorders (Plural Publishing), as well as the Voice Disorders Workbook and DVD on Vocal Images (Plural Publishing).

Dr. Bari Ruddy is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. She also serves as the Director of the Voice Care Center at The Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates. She has worked clinically in this center for over 18 years evaluating and treating individuals with voice and upper airway disorders with a clinical emphasis on treating patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Ruddy’s current research interests include documenting treatment outcomes for disordered voice and aerodigestive disorders, implementing physiologic measures such as endoscopy, acoustics and aerodynamics. Dr. Ruddy incorporates inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training in her clinical work and has designed several studies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, vocal fold paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, head and neck cancer and normal subjects. She has served as co-principal investigator for two- funded multidisciplinary studies modeling lung function with 4-D CT during radiation therapy in patients with non-small lung cancer. Her work is published in national and international journals and is co-author of the text book: Voice Disorders 2nd edition.

Course Schedule (0.75 ASHA CEUS)

7:45- 8:15 Registration and Continental breakfast (provided)

8:15-10:15 What is RMST?

10:15-11:00 Airway Protection

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Airway Protection, continued (Breathing, Cough, and Swallow)

12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15-3 :15 Applications for Assessment & Treatment, Demonstration(Use, Troubleshooting, Measurement)

3:15- 3:30 Break

3:30- 5:30 Cases and Critical Thinking

  • EMST150 device will be provided by Aspire Products, LLC

  • Handouts in digital format

  • Respiratory muscle strength training devices and assessment tools will be on hand for demonstration

Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch Provided

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