Aspire Respiratory Products

6 Hour Respiratory Muscle Strength Clinical Training Workshop (Southern California)

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Course Description:

Join us in Norwalk California.. This in-person workshop, hosted by the Ensign Group, will cover the basic principles and clinical utility of Respiratory Muscle Strength Training (RMST). It will include information on its theoretical underpinnings, report on outcome data, and present treatment approaches for patient groups using both inspiratory and expiratory training devices. Dr. Sapienza brings pragmatic information that is informative and interesting to clinicians worldwide.

Conventional means of addressing respiratory swallow and cough impairment will be reviewed prior to an in-depth review of emerging research supporting respiratory muscle strength training procedures in patient groups. Benefits, limitations, clinical trial designs, and clinical applications of strength training paradigms will also be presented.

Financial Disclosures: Presenter is being paid a speaker fee  for this presentation.

Content Disclosure: During the course, various RMST devices will be presented.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to:
  • Identify key anatomical and physiologic components of respiratory, swallow and cough, determining the effectiveness of RMST for patient care
  • Identify which patient populations respiratory muscle strength is considered effective
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess key measures of respiratory muscle strength and describe how these measures relate to the development of respiratory muscle strength training protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of available devices for respiratory muscle strength training and describe advantages & disadvantages of each, as well as applicability to specific patient groups
  • To plan and implement respiratory muscle strength training protocols for patients
  • Assess respiratory muscle strength training outcomes in terms of measures of respiratory muscle strength, swallow and cough

Course Agenda:

8:30am – 9am Arrival and Sign in
9:00am  What is RMST : Review of Literature and peripheral mechanisms associated with inspiratory and expiratory strength training protocols. (1)
10:00am Airway Protection: Review of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, passive and active mechanisms of breathing and the physiology of cough and swallow. (1)
11:00 am   Break
11:15am Applications for Assessment & Treatment, Demonstration (Use, Troubleshooting, Measurement) Device types will be reviewed, assessment and treatment protocols for both inspiratory and expiratory pressure threshold training. Demonstration of devices. (1.75)
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm  Cases and Critical Thinking: Evidence based cases, group and randomized trials will be presented. (2.0)
4:00pm  Q &A

Audience:  Speech Pathologists, Respiratory Therapists

Additional Course Information:

Handouts will be available in digital format prior to the event.
Respiratory muscle strength training devices and assessment tools will be demonstrated.

Course attendees who meet the completion requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion

Completion Requirements

In order to receive your certificate of completion you must:

  • Attend the entire course.
  • Complete our course evaluation.

Refund Policy

Aspire Products reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of a registration or event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer the registration to the same course at the new future date.

Registration Cancellation by Participant

Registration cancellations received prior to the course start date may be eligible to receive a full refund. The participant or credit card holder must make the refund request. Registration cancellations must be received at least 3 business days before the start of the course.

Non-discrimination Statement and Policy

Aspire Products, LLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Special Needs:

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Gail Wiley at (252) 764-2842 or Please be aware that 14 days advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for us to arrange.

Resolution of Complaints Policy

Participants having a complaint regarding this or any workshop should contact the CE Administrator either verbally or in writing within 7  business days of the event. Participants will be notified, in writing, within 10 business days regarding a resolution. Email the  CE Administrator Gail Wiley  @ mail to:  Phone: 252-764-2842.


Date And Time

Sat, Sep, 21, 2024 @ 09:00 AM (PDT) to
Sat, Sep, 21, 2024 @ 04:00 PM (PDT)

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