The Effects of Respiratory Training in Parkinson’s Disease

Relatively little is known about respiratory dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and there is uncertainty about the rate of progression through the disease and optimal management approach. A study by van de Wetering-van Dongen et al. (2020) evaluated whether respiratory training improved muscle strength, lung function, thoracic mobility, functional capacity, and cardiac autonomic function in PD.

The study found that respiratory training shows positive effects and should be considered for patients who have a prior history of respiratory dysfunction. Read the full report by van de Wetering-van Dongen et al.


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