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Inspiratory muscle training: a simple cost-effective treatment for inspiratory stridor.

Dickinson, John W., Whyte, Greg, McConnell, Alison (2007) Inspiratory muscle training: a simple cost-effective treatment for inspiratory stridor. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 (10). 694-695; discussion 695. ISSN 1473-0480. (doi:10.1136/bjsm.2006.033654) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43904)

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Abstract

This case study describes the support given to a British elite athlete in the build up to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. The athlete had complained of breathing symptoms during high intensity training that led to a reduction in performance and premature cessation of training. Following a negative eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea challenge and observation during high intensity exercise, the athlete was diagnosed with inspiratory stridor. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) was implemented to attenuate the inspiratory stridor. Following an 11-week IMT programme, the athlete had a 31% increase in mouth inspiratory pressure and a reduction in recovery between high intensity sprints. The athlete reported a precipitous fall in symptoms and was able to complete high intensity training without symptoms. This case shows that IMT is a suitable cost-effective intervention for athletes who present with inspiratory stridor.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/bjsm.2006.033654
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: John Dickinson
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 12:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43904 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dickinson, John W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1824-7402
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