Respiratory Muscle Training: theory and practice is the world’s first book which provides an 'everything-you-need-to-know' guide to respiratory muscle training (RMT). Authored by an internationally-acclaimed leading expert, it is an evidence-based resource, built upon current scientific knowledge, as well as clinical experience at the cutting-edge of respiratory training in a wide range of settings.
The book is divided into two parts - theory and practice. Part I provides readers with access to the theoretical building blocks that support practice. It explores the evidence base for RMT as well as the different methods of training respiratory muscles and their respective efficacy. Part II guides the reader through the practical implementation of the most widely validated form of RMT, namely inspiratory muscle resistance training. Finally, over 100 'Functional' IMT exercises are described, which incorporate a stability and/or postural challenge, including exercises that address specific 'dyspnoeagenic' movements.