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Expiratory muscle strength training for airway protective dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease present by Dr. Michelle Troche
This presentation will discuss the evidence to support the use of expiratory muscle strength training in patients with Parkinson's Disease. The presentation will focus on the findings of two large clinical trials and a telehealth feasibility study testing EMST in PD for airway protective outcomes, for which the presenter served as first-author and/or PI. The presentation will emphasize the clinically translatable findings primarily targeting swallowing, reflex cough, and voluntary cough outcomes.

Oct 27, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michelle S. Troche, PhD/CCC-SLP
Associate Professor and Program Director @Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, Dept of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Michelle S. Troche is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds adjunct positions in the Departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology. She directs the Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction. Her research is aimed at developing robust evaluation and treatment techniques for dystussia and dysphagia. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Michael J Fox Foundation, CurePSP Foundation, and National Ataxia Foundation.