Presented by Dr. Christine Sapienza, Ph.D.
Aspire Respiratory Products

RMST Clinical Workshop Via Live Stream – .6 ASHA CEUs

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Course Description:

This presentation is scheduled to accommodate our West Coast Professionals and 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.

Learn more about Dr. Sapienza HERE

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Identify key anatomical and physiologic components of respiration, swallow, and cough
  • Understand the effectiveness of RMST for patient care
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess key measures of respiratory strength and relate these to RMST protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of devices for RMST and advantages/disadvantages with various patient groups
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and implement RMST protocols
  • Demonstrate ability to assess RMST outcomes in terms of respiratory muscle strength, swallow, and cough


Course Agenda:

08:00  Sign-On – Check Audio and Video

08:15   What is RMST: Review of Literature and peripheral mechanisms associated with inspiratory and expiratory strength training protocols?

09:15   Airway Protection: Review of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, passive and active mechanisms of breathing, and the physiology of cough and swallow.

10:15   Break

10:30  Applications for Assessment & Treatment, Demonstration (Use, Troubleshooting, Measurement) (2 hr.).  Device types will be reviewed, assessment and treatment protocols for both inspiratory and expiratory pressure threshold training will be covered, along with a demonstration of device use

12:30  Lunch

1:30    Cases and Critical Thinking: Evidence-based case, group, and randomized trials will be presented along with the associated outcomes for a variety of patient groups, including those with neurological, structural, and functional etiologies.

3:00    Break (1)

3:15   Q&A

3:45.  Distribution CE Application form and Survey

4:00.  Adjourn

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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 will receive a Certificate of Completion

You Will Receive An Aspire EMST150 Device
A code for an EMST150 device will be provided to each course participant with their paid registration courtesy of Aspire Products, LLC. Participants will be responsible for ordering their device in time to receive it for the workshop. Please allow at least 1 week lead time for the device to arrive in time.

Audience:  Speech Pathologist

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level: Professional area.)

Completion Requirements

Full attendance at the event is required. Participants must sign in with their registration email before the program begins. Participants requesting ASHA CEUs will need to complete an ASHA CE Participant Form at the end of the program.

Participants will also need to download complete a program evaluation at the end of the program. Participants will be asked questions, and participation is required. No partial credit is offered for this workshop.

Presenter Disclosures:

Christine Sapienza Ph.D.,  CCC-SLP — Financial Disclosure: Christine is being paid a speaker fee by Aspire Products for this presentation.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Christine has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Non-financial disclosure: EMST150 device will be provided by Aspire Products, LLC

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.

Special Needs:

Please indicate any special needs you may have at least 14 days prior to the event by calling or email We will try our best to accommodate your needs.

Complaint Process

Participants having a complaint regarding this workshop should contact the CE Administrator at Aspire Products either verbally or in writing within 7  business days of the event. Participants will be notified, in writing, within 10 business days regarding the proposed resolution to the complaint. A complaint form is available upon request by  sending an email to the  CE Administrator  mail to: Phone: 252-764-2842

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Date And Time

Sat, May 15, 2021 @ 08:00 AM (PDT) to
Sat, May 15, 2021 @ 04:00 PM (PDT)

Registration End Date

Sat, May 15, 2021


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