RMT for the MedSLP: On-Demand Webinar

Course Description

Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP combines lecture, critical thinking through case studies, and instructional videos. Participants will learn about various applications of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) with adults, including expiratory and inspiratory muscle training (EMT/EMST and IMT/IMST). Literature and case vignettes are used to support RMT’s use for patients with swallowing and communication disorders across the continuum of healthcare, from acute care to outpatient. Evidence supporting RMT in diverse patient populations is discussed, including treatment protocols, with an emphasis on patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia and communication disorders. Thorough guidance on device selection and troubleshooting strategies is included. Strategies and support for program development are provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Verbalize anatomic/physiologic components of swallowing, cough, & respiration
  • Describe how to assess MIP/MEP and demonstrate how to compare these to normative data
  • List 3 indications for EMT and/or IMT in patients with dysphagia
  • List 2 contraindications for EMT and/or IMT in patients with dysphagia
  • Demonstrate the ability to set appropriate treatment goals, providing rationale relevant to SLP modalities including oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Describe steps necessary to develop an RMT program


   00:00  Introduction; Respiratory System Anatomy and Physiology
13:00 Principles of Strength Training
29:00 What is RMT?
1:14:00 Cough and Dysphagia
1:29:00 Neuromuscular Diseases
2:12:00 Spinal Cord Injury, Ventilator Liberation
2:38:00 Voice, Dysphonia, VCD/PVFM
2:50:00 Cardiac and COPD
3:10:00 Head/Neck Cancer; Stroke; Prehab; and More
3:41:00 Assessment
4:33:00 Treatment
5:18:00 Trach / Vent
5:31:00 Case Studies, Starting a Program, Wrap-Up
6:42:00  Adjourn


$249 for access to course content and to receive ASHA CEUs

Participants must submit the post-test and ASHA participation form within 1 month in order to obtain ASHA CEUs.  All must be submitted prior to 11:59pm EST of the month in which the course is completed.

Refund Policy: No refunds or exchanges will be issued for online webinars.

Access to course material (including videos, handouts, etc) is available for all students through Feb 28, 2021.


This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Reporting to ASHA:
If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must include your ASHA number when registering for the course.  If you do not wish to have your participation submitted to ASHA, type "NO" in the field requesting your ASHA number.  

Once 100% of the course material and the course post-test have been completed, your material will be ready for us to submit.  We submit participation to the ASHA CE Registry within 45 days of the last day of the quarterly offering.  You must successfully complete the post-test no later than 11:59pm EST of the last day of the month in which the course was completed in order to receive credit for participating. (For example, if you complete the course in January, 100% of the course videos/material and the "Final Items" including course quiz must be completed by 11:59PM EST on January 31).

Ready to start learning?

Complete this self-paced course before February 28, 2021.

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The Instructor

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, USA. She has more than 10 years of experience treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings. She has  been instrumental in establishing the Respiratory Muscle Training program at UNC Rex Hospital. Ms. Richardson is an Affiliate Clinical Instructor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UNC Rex, Ms. Richardson was employed at Duke University Hospital where she was sought out by colleagues for her clinical expertise. She is a graduate of the Medical Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Washington. Ms. Richardson teaches courses as a sole proprietor.

Ms. Richardson has the following financial relationships: She is a salaried employee of UNC Rex Hospital; she receives tuition for registrations; she is an affiliate of MedBridge; she may receive small commission on sales of MicroRPM through MicroDirect; she is the owner of MedSLP Consultants PLLC. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.