EMIL ROTHSTEIN, M.D.; ROBERT STRZELCZYK, R.P.T.
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It is possible for an individual to control the respiratory movements of the chest wall to a marked degree. With a moderate amount of training one can learn to hold one side of the chest relatively motionless while making quite marked respiratory movements with the other side.
This fact has been utilized by physical therapists for some years in an effort to secure differential mobility of portions of the chest wall. Various unilateral and segmental breathing exercises have been devised to overcome residual immobility and deformity after injuries or operations affecting the chest wall. These exercises have also been
ROTHSTEIN E, STRZELCZYK R. VOLUNTARY "UNILATERAL BREATHING"1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:401–406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-401
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(2):401-406.
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