Physical Examination of the Rib Cage Wall by the Speech-Language Pathologist

Thomas J. Hixon, Jeannette D. Hoit

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

A protocol is offered for use by the speechlanguage pathologist in conducting a physical examination of the rib cage wall. Structural and performance observations are used to reveal possible rib cage wall dysfunction. A worksheet is provided to guide the examiner. The present protocol, together with those presented in companion publications on the diaphragm (Hixon & Hoit, 1998) and the abdominal wall (Hixon & Hoit, 1999), provide the bases for a comprehensive physical examination of the status and function of the breathing apparatus by the speech-language pathologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-196
Number of pages18
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Physical examination
  • Protocol
  • Rib cage wall
  • Worksheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Physical Examination of the Rib Cage Wall by the Speech-Language Pathologist'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this