The overarching goals of research performed by the RAMP lab are to:
- understand why people with acute and chronic disease experience muscle dysfunction and reduced exercise capacity with a particular focus on respiratory disease and inspiratory muscles
- provide a scientific basis for effective exercise and activity prescription in rehabilitation programs that will improve the exercise capacity and overall health status of patients with chronic disease.
Current research projects include:
- Motor control of respiratory muscle recruitment during acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory disease.
- How breathlessness affects inspiratory muscle loading and cycle exercise.
- Limb muscle dysfunction in people with interstitial lung disease
- Abdominal muscle recruitment during exercises compared to neuromuscular electrical stimulation