Ms Nicole Sheers
Lung Volume Recruitment in Neuromuscular Disease: Can "breath-stacking" improve lung function, respiratory symptoms and quality of life in people with neuromuscular disorders?
Motor neurone diseases
physiotherapy | ventilatory support | neuromuscular diseases | respiratory failure | motor neuron disease (mnd)
Difficulty taking deep breaths or coughing are two of the breathing complications people with a neuromuscular disease can face. Lung volume recruitment, also known as breath-stacking, is a simple and inexpensive therapy that may help. This research will look at the short and medium-term effects of breath-stacking exercises on the breathing system. If lung volume, chest stiffness and cough effectiveness improve then symptoms, quality of life and potentially survival are likely to be better.