Ongoing Research

Man riding bicycle

The overarching goals of research performed by the RAMP lab are to:

  1. 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
  2. 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