Help Me Use the Breather®: Frequently asked questions

From time to time I am contacted by a customer, patient, or speech-language pathologist with questions about using the Breather®, respiratory muscle trainer (RMT) device. Recently, I heard from a customer who I’ll call Linda, who shared in an email that she has...

Pulmonary Hygiene Strategies for Lung Health

When foreign particles enter a healthy airway, the mucociliary escalator (movement of mucus up and out of the respiratory tract) and cough work in consort to help clear and protect the lower airways. When a person aspirates during eating, and food or liquid passes...

Aspiration Pneumonia and the Perfect Storm

A swallowing problem which includes aspiration is a fear of many individuals with a neurodegenerative disease diagnosis such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or related disorders such as PSP or MSA. (pulmonary aspiration is defined as the entry of material (saliva,...