• Abdominal muscle support is essential for singing. Nevertheless, it has been possible to rehabilitate a professional singer who sustained a C-5 fracture and quadriplegia. The device that has been developed has restored his ability to support singing and has improved respiratory function substantially. It appears to have potential usefulness for restoring effective coughing in other quadriplegic patients.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:682-685)
Sataloff RT, Heur RJ, O'Connor MJ. Rehabilitation of a Quadriplegic Professional Singer: Use of a Device to Provide Abdominal Muscle Support. Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(10):682–685. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800360054013
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