The POWERbreathe Plus Breathing Trainer is a mechanical hand-held device used to strengthen inspiratory breathing muscles. The device offers an adjustable “light resistance” when inhaling.
Improving the strength of breathing muscles has shown to lower blood pressure, enhance cognitive functioning, improve athletic performance, prevents post-surgical complications, improve lung function in patients with chronic respiratory disease, and assists in COVID recovery.
POWERbreathe Plus for Treating Medical Conditions
Medical conditions that affect the lungs benefit from resistance training. Essentially it is like weight-lifting for your lungs. By improving lung function you will experience improved oxygenation, less shortness of breath, better exercise tolerance and ultimately a better quality of life.
Medical conditions that would benefit from this device include:
- Heart disease/failure
- Pre & Post Op Rehabilitation
- Post-COVID Syndrome
- Neuromuscular disease
Who else can benefit?
Everyone can benefit from the use of this device. As a fast-paced society, even in the absence of any particular disease condition, most people do not breathe appropriately and optimally. Additionally, there are many occupations and hobbies that require optimal breathing. Using such a device can benefit anyone who would like to optimize their breathing quality, including athletes, divers, musicians, performance artists, mountain climbers, and more!
In 2019, a clinical trial performed at the University of Colorado Boulder utilized the POWERbreathe device to assess the effects of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) on blood pressure, reducing risks of heart attacks, and enhancing cognitive and physical performance. The trial revealed that participants that utilized the POWERbreathe just a few minutes each day exhibited significant drops in blood pressure and improvements in large-artery function.
More recently, the WHO recognized the use of Powerbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) for increasing exercise and fitness in the recovery of COVID-19.
- The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults
- Efficacy of inspiratory muscle training on inspiratory muscle function, functional capacity, and quality of life in patients with asthma: A randomized controlled trial
- Inspiratory Muscle Training in Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Is inspiratory muscle training (IMT) an acceptable treatment option for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have declined pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and can IMT enhance PR uptake? A single-group prepost feasibility study in a home-based setting
POWERbreathe Precautions and contraindications.
We are here for you, and we want to help.
Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892 x2