Do you have your doubts that coughing into that funny blue plastic tube could really fix a swallow? Well Dr. Troche is back to lay out the (rock solid) research on respiratory muscle strength training and put those doubts to bed. Spoiler alert: It’s crazy how many different kinds of patients can benefit.
Dr. Troche also talks about the future of cough research ongoing in her own lab. She is using biofeedback to work on improving accuracy of urge to cough (remember how we said this was important last episode?), and even talks about how you might start to move in that direction out in your clinic. Last, we zoom out for a look at the big picture of cough, dysphagia, and the SLP’s role to let you know you can hack it.
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