Mechanisms for Successful Rehabilitation of Cough in Parkinson's Disease Using Expiratory Muscle Strength Training Rehabilitation of cough is now moving under the purview of speech-language pathology as our understanding of the relationship between disorders of cough and swallow increases. The purpose of this review is to provide a guide in understanding the mechanisms of weak or disordered cough in Parkinson's disease, and mechanisms for ... Article
Article  |   July 31, 2017
Mechanisms for Successful Rehabilitation of Cough in Parkinson's Disease Using Expiratory Muscle Strength Training
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Alyssa Huff
    Department of Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Louisville, KY
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Alyssa Brown
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Louisville, KY
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Barbara K. Smith
    Department of Physical Therapy, Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation, Gainesville, FL
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Teresa Pitts
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Louisville, KY
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
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  • Financial: Alyssa Huff has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Alyssa Brown has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Barbara K. Smith has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Teresa Pitts has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Alyssa Huff has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Alyssa Brown has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Barbara K. Smith has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Teresa Pitts has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Alyssa Huff has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Alyssa Brown has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Barbara K. Smith has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Teresa Pitts has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Alyssa Huff has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Alyssa Brown has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Barbara K. Smith has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Teresa Pitts has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Part 3
Article   |   July 31, 2017
Mechanisms for Successful Rehabilitation of Cough in Parkinson's Disease Using Expiratory Muscle Strength Training
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 93-102. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.93
History: Received May 5, 2017 , Revised May 10, 2017 , Accepted May 13, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2017, Vol. 2, 93-102. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.93
History: Received May 5, 2017; Revised May 10, 2017; Accepted May 13, 2017

Rehabilitation of cough is now moving under the purview of speech-language pathology as our understanding of the relationship between disorders of cough and swallow increases. The purpose of this review is to provide a guide in understanding the mechanisms of weak or disordered cough in Parkinson's disease, and mechanisms for why expiratory muscle strength training is an effective therapy. Additionally, this review provides resources for performing clinical evaluations of maximum expiratory pressure and dosage information for expiratory muscle strength training.

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