Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training on the Functional Gait Performance of Individuals After Stroke


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Adults with hemiparesis after stroke, of any etiology, ischemic or hemorrhagic, that carry out walking with or without assistance locomotion; Aged between 18 and 80 years of age; In the chronic period (between 6 months and 5 years); clinically stable (Measured through clinical and hemodynamic stability: vital signs within normal and released for physical activity by the physician), who present with inspiratory muscle weakness, defined as Pimáx less than -80cmH2O and score in the normal Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) For schooling.

Exclusion Criteria

- Smokers and ex-smokers for more than five years, presence of facial paralysis that prevents lip occlusion, associated neurological diseases, orthopedic alterations that include distortions of the chest cavity or pains that prevent the tests from being performed, respiratory dysfunctions, cardiac dysfunctions that Compromise hemodynamic stability.