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This clinical training workshop will cover the basic principles and clinical utility of Respiratory Muscle Strength Training (RMST). This in-depth workshop will take you from theory to clinical application. Delegates will be offered the opportunity to develop an understanding of the core principles of RMST and its theoretical underpinning(s), report on past and present outcome data and consider current treatment approaches for various patient groups using both inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training devices. There is excellent research supporting use of RMST in dysphagia and dystussia across respiratory disorders, brain injury, head & neck cancer, and voice disorders. This webinar will be delivered over the course of two half-day sessions, on concurrent days. This will be the first time that training on RMST is offered to Australia. 

DAY 1: Tuesday 26th October - Time: 8am - 12pm (AEDT) with a break from 10-10:15am 
DAY 2: Wednesday 29th November - Time: 8am - 12pm (AEDT) with a break from 10-10:15am 


  • Identify key anatomical and physiologic components of respiration, swallow, and cough
  • Understand effectiveness of RMST for patient care
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess key measures of respiratory strength and relate these to RMST protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of devices for RMST and advantages/disadvantages with various patient groups
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and implement RMST protocols
  • Demonstrate ability to assess RMST outcomes in terms of respiratory muscle strength, swallow, and cough 


Virtual 2 day event with a total of 7.5 hours RMST clinical training workshop via Zoom plus product bundle


Dr. Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP is the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Jacksonville University in Florida (JU). Under her leadership as Dean of the Communication Sciences and Disorders department of JU, the college garnered significant research grants and saw the installation of one of the largest and most sophisticated nursing simulation laboratories in the State of Florida. The College now stands as one of the largest and fastest growing at the university. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation R&D Service, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the non-profit CurePSP. She has built a strong national and international reputation for expertise in the design and implementation of larger scale randomized clinical trials examining treatments and protective disorders, as well as the careful reporting of peer reviewed outcomes from these studies. Dr. Sapienza has been widely published in the area and is highly sought after by the scientific community as a keynote speaker, presenter and to lead workshops and clinical teaching platforms. Dr. Sapienza has served on numerous college and university administrative committees and boards, serves extensively in the community, and is the recipient of awards through a variety of local and national channels. Dr. Sapienza holds a Ph.D. Speech Science, State University of New York at Buffalo as well as an M.A. and B.A., Communication Sciences. She an avid presenter on the topic of RMST. 


Dr. Bari Hoffman is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.  She serves as the Director of the Voice Care Center at The Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates, and is an ASHA Fellow.  She has worked clinically for over 20 years evaluating and treating individuals with voice and upper airway disorders with a clinical emphasis on treating patients with head and neck cancer.  Dr. Hoffman incorporates inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training in her work and has designed several studies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, vocal fold paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, head and neck cancer and normal subjects.  She has served as co-principal investigator for two- funded multidisciplinary studies modelling lung function with 4-D CT during radiation therapy in patients with non-small lung cancer. Her work is published in national and international journals.

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