Physical Examination of the Diaphragm by the Speech-Language Pathologist A protocol is presented for use by the speech-language pathologist in conducting a physical examination of the diaphragm. Five clusters of performance activities are used to reveal the nature and degree of possible diaphragm dysfunction. A worksheet is offered to guide the examiner. ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   November 01, 1998
Physical Examination of the Diaphragm by the Speech-Language Pathologist
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas J. Hixon
    National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Jeannette D. Hoit
    National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Contact author: Thomas J. Hixon, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Sciences Building, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
    Contact author: Thomas J. Hixon, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Sciences Building, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   November 01, 1998
Physical Examination of the Diaphragm by the Speech-Language Pathologist
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1998, Vol. 7, 37-45. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0704.37
History: Received March 26, 1998 , Accepted July 7, 1998
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1998, Vol. 7, 37-45. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0704.37
History: Received March 26, 1998; Accepted July 7, 1998

A protocol is presented for use by the speech-language pathologist in conducting a physical examination of the diaphragm. Five clusters of performance activities are used to reveal the nature and degree of possible diaphragm dysfunction. A worksheet is offered to guide the examiner.

Acknowledgment
This work was supported, in part, by National Multipurpose Research and Training Center Grant DC-01409 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
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