The EMST150 is the most clinically validated expiratory muscle trainer and has been proven effective in strengthening weakened respiratory muscles and increasing respiratory endurance among people who have experienced a cervical or spine injury. After EMST training, clinical studies indicate Cervical Spine Injury patients can improve maximum expiratory pressure and other measures of ventilatory function. Furthermore, it was concluded expiratory resistance training has the potential to reduce respiratory morbidity.
Spinal cord injury is a complex medical condition. Systematic reviews are suggesting positive respiratory muscle strength training outcomes for improving expiratory breath pressure and endurance. Our EMST150 research team has worked with spinal cord injury patients with positive clinical results for those with respiratory muscle weakness. We have clinical outcomes documenting improvements in exhalatory breath pressure, cough production, and voice quality.
EMST150 Key Benefits for People Recovering from Cervical or Spine Injury
- Strengthens Expiratory Muscle Strength
- Improves Expiratory Pressure
- Improves Cough and voice quality
- Improved Breathing Capabilities in as Little as Three to Four Weeks of Using the EMST150
- Easy to Use, Drug-Free Solution to Helping Cervical/Spine Injury Patients Live Better
“It is easy to use. My speech therapist advised me to use this device as an exercise to help in my swallowing and speech therapy (a result of my Parkinson’s disease). It is easy to use, sturdy, and effective. I did find it hard to blow through it at first but applying the correct amount of effort solved that problem (that must be why they call me a “blow-hard”). I continue to use it several times each day to continue strengthening the muscles I use in swallowing and speech.”
“Speech therapist recommended this unit for a family member, who had a stroke, to use to strengthen his vocal cords. It’s actually working. Yeah! Great for developing muscle strength.”
“My speech pathologist recommended the EMST and is following a course of action with me.
The purpose of using this EMST for me is to strengthen my diaphragm to improve my cough strength. I have very early Parkinson’s Disease, which includes a weakened voice box (also being worked on) that all too often results in liquid or solid material entering my windpipe and potentially lungs. I’ve only used the EMST for two weeks, but I do feel some improvement. I plan to continue using this device for weeks, months, or years should that be necessary.
As far as product quality, it is made of solid materials, fits together well, and the adjustment (which my pathologist does) seems linear and repeatable.
I do not use the nose clip nor hold my jaw as prescribed in the video. Those steps may be necessary for some people, though..”
“This is very helpful with improving deep breathing skills from the stomach area along with the lungs. Great strengthening aide for speech and volume of speech.”
EMST Efficacy & Protocol for Cervical/Spine Injury Patients
EMST Evidence-Based Areas of Effectiveness for Cervical/Spine Injury Patients: Improved Maximum Expiratory Pressure
EMST Protocol for Cervical/Spine Injury Patients
The EMST150 training protocol of five sets of five breaths, five days a week for five weeks is supported for Cervical/Spine Injury patients.
Clinical Validation of EMST150 Assisting Recovering Cervical & Spine Injury Patients
Study/Article: Expiratory Muscle Strength Training: Cervical & Spine Injury Patients