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Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP

Self-paced | 7 hours | 0.7 ASHA CEUs

You can now take this internationally-acclaimed RMT course at your own pace in your own space!

Respiratory Muscle Training for the MedSLP combines lecture, critical thinking through case studies, and video examples for multimodal learning. 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 the use of RMT with  patients with swallowing and communication disorders across the continuum of healthcare, from acute care to outpatient.  A practical library of evidence supporting RMT in diverse patient populations is provided, including  treatment protocols.  

Participants also learn strategies for troubleshooting  various challenges that may arise during evaluation and treatment. Included as a bonus are examples of  documentation, including treatment goals. Finally, strategies and support for program development are also provided so that participants will feel armed with knowledge and resources to start this evidence-based program at their place of work.

Also included with your course is my highly-coveted RMT Toolkit© which contains an extensive bibliography, a quick guide to completing your RMT evaluation, homework sheets for patients, and more.

After this course, you'll be able to:

Time-Ordered Agenda

 13 minutes: Introduction; Respiratory System Anatomy and Physiology
 16 minutes: Principles of Strength Training
 45 minutes: What is RMT?
 15 minutes: Cough and Dysphagia
 43 minutes: Neuromuscular Diseases
 26 minutes: Spinal Cord Injury, Ventilator Liberation
 12 minutes: Voice, Dysphonia, VCD/PVFM
 20 minutes: Cardiac and COPD
 31 minutes: Head/Neck Cancer; Stroke; Prehab; and More
 52 minutes: Assessment
 45 minutes: Treatment
 13 minutes: Trach / Vent
 21 minutes: Troubleshooting & Documentation
 71 minutes: Case Studies, Starting a Program, Wrap-Up

Continuing Education / Certificate of Completion:  

Course is 7 hours (CMH/PDH) and is registered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs.
Partial credit is not offered.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, learners must:

  • Agree to our terms of use, including copyright.  Don't sign up if you don't agree.
  • Watch 100% of video lessons. Completion is tracked and verified by this website.  
  • Earn a score of >80% on the 12-question, open-book, multiple-choice test.
    If needed, learners may re-take the test in order to achieve a passing score.
  • Complete and submit the course feedback survey.
  • Submit the Reporting Information form and indicate whether you would like your participation reported to ASHA.
    Note: if you tell us you don’t want ASHA CE reporting and later change your mind, we can't retroactively apply it.    

NEW! Choose the access duration that best suits your needs and your budget.

Why isn't it "lifetime" access?
Because evidence surrounding this topic is frequently being updated, I update the course as needed. 
This way, you will have the most up-to-date information. So, a course's "lifetime" may not be a human "lifetime" 😉

1 Year Access

$305 USD

The Instructor

Brooke Richardson

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the United States. She has more than 13 years of experience treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings. She has been instrumental in establishing Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) programs in multiple hospitals and other healthcare settings, and has spoken internationally on RMT.  Brooke also values exceptional-quality continuing education for other MedSLPs, and seeks to improve our patient care by emphasizing the importance of understanding a patient's whole medical picture when evaluating and treating. Brooke is a graduate of the Medical Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Washington. She offers all of her courses as a sole proprietor.  

When she's not teaching or seeing medically-complex patients, Brooke spends most of her time spending quality time with her husband and daughter, and drinking coffee.

Instructor Disclosures

  - Salaried employee of UNC Rex Hospital
  - Owner of MedSLP Consultants, which owns and operates this website and collects tuitions
  - Receives a small commission from MicroDirect if her name and/or course are mentioned when purchasing a MicroRPM device
  - Receives a small commission from MedBridge when her promo code is used at the time of purchase

Non-Financial: None


If a participant is unable to complete the course, no refunds are offered.
If the Instructor and/or MedSLP Consultants must cease offering the course at any time, enrolled participants will be given 30-days notice to complete the course prior to termination of access.

No partial or full refunds for self-study courses, including on-demand webinars.
No refunds for participants who enroll without agreeing to terms of use.
You must complete the course within the time frame you purchase at enrollment (eg 30, 60, or 90 days access); course access will automatically expire after that time.

If you have a disability and may need accommodations, please email . If reasonable accommodations will allow you to complete the course, we will make them.

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What Medical SLPs say about the course:

Caroline W.

Acute Care SLP

"Brooke's course is a fantastic overview of RMT for the Medical SLP. She incorporates real patient scenarios and encourages attendees to critically think through plan of care decision-making. Brooke's course content can benefit beginner and advanced RMST providers. She arms you with articles and tangible resources that obviously took her hundreds of hours to develop.

This course is loaded with facts, data, and norms for treatment that so many of us feel we missed out on in graduate school. I would highly recommend Brooke's RMST class for any clinician treating dysphagia. I look forward to taking Brooke's future course offerings!"

Lisa B.

Acute Care SLP

"I was hesitant to take this course initially, thinking it would not be as relevant to my inpatient population, but I am so glad that I took this course. Brooke does a wonderful job of explaining the utility of RMT in many different clinical contexts (including acute care) and organized the course well, citing the research behind its work in different clinical contexts and providing some very practical information on how to modify practice patterns to suit a certain clinical scenario. I did not have much familiarity beyond a single EMT device and now feel more confident with making a decision between devices as well as understanding the role of IMT better within my patient populations. I would highly recommend this course." -- Lisa B

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NEW! Choose the access duration that best suits your needs and your budget.

1 Year Access

$305 USD