Influence of body position on breathing and its implications for the evaluation and treatment of speech and voice disorders

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Abstract

This paper examines how breathing differs in the upright and supine body positions. Passive and active forces and associated chest wall motions are described for resting tidal breathing and speech breathing performed in the two positions. Clinical implications are offered regarding evaluation and treatment of breathing behavior in clients with speech and voice disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-347
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Voice
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

Keywords

  • Body position
  • Breathing
  • Speech
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN

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