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The Role of the Respiratory Therapist


  • Educates patients and families regarding the effect of ALS on the respiratory system and the importance of early intervention
  • Evaluates breathing by measuring the strength of respiratory muscles
  • Treats pulmonary diseases which may worsen due to ALS
  • Discusses ventilatory support to assist with poor breathing often associated with ALS
  • Acts as liaison between patient and home health agencies to meet patient’s respiratory needs

Rob Kelley, CRT.            Shundolyn Harden, CRT.

Rob Kelley        Shundolyn