Peer Connections: Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

A spinal cord injury can significantly impair the ability to cough effectively and to be able to take a deep breath in. Without proper and productive coughing and deep breathing, mucous can accumulate in the lungs, increasing the risk of pneumonia and other complications. Therapies like stacked breathing, use the technique that mimics what the body does on a daily basis. Individuals with lower lung capacities, due to weak or absent muscles, need some help stretching them for good maintenance and to help prevent the lungs from getting smaller and stiffer over time. Various assisted cough techniques and lung volume recruitment devices may be needed to help clear secretions and maintain lung volume after a spinal cord injury.

Join us to learn more about these strategies.

When: Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.



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