Physical Examination of the Diaphragm by the Speech-Language Pathologist

Thomas J. Hixon, Jeannette D. Hoit

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A protocol is presented for use by the speech-language pathologist in conducting a physical examination of the diaphragm. Five clusters of performance activities are used to reveal the nature and degree of possible diaphragm dysfunction. A worksheet is offered to guide the examiner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1998


  • Diaphragm
  • Physical examination
  • Protocol
  • Worksheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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