POWERbreathe for Medical Conditions
POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training is clinically proven and beneficial for the following medical conditions:
- COPD >
- Heart Failure >
- Asthma >
- Thoracic Surgery (Pre & Post) >
- Ventilator Weaning >
- Neuromuscular Disease >
- Cystic Fibrosis >
IMT for other conditions where dyspnoea is present
Because Inspiratory Muscle Training influences dyspnoea directly at a cortical level, it is also helpful for managing other conditions where dyspnoea is present, in addition to COPD and asthma. These include:
- Elderly people18 (with non-specific dyspnoea Copestake & McConnell, 1995)
- Neuromuscular disease1
- Parkinson's disease2
- Spinal cord injury4
- Sleep apnoea and snoring19 (Heijdra et al., 1996)
- Exercise-induced paradoxical vocal fold motion13
Inspiratory muscle training helpful in other medical conditionsshow
Inspiratory muscle training has also been shown to be helpful in other medical conditions, including:
- Muscular dystrophy5
- Multiple Sclerosis6
- Voice and speech disorders7
- Postoperative pulmonary complications8
- Restrictive thoracic disease9
- Severe chronic pulmonary hypertension10
- Inspiratory stridor11
- Duchenne muscular dystrophy12
- Myasthenia gravis15
- Chronic hemodialysis17
Blog posts supporting POWERbreathe for medical conditionsshow
Links to research papers, published in peer-reviewed, high quality scientific journals. As well as original studies, we have also included some articles that review IMT; these have been written by experts in this field of research.
- 2 Years' experience with inspiratory muscle training in patients with neuromuscular disorders.
- INSPIRATIonAL - INSPIRAtory muscle Training In Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis.
- Guidelines for respiratory management of children with neuromuscular weakness
Spinal cord injury4
- Resistive inspiratory muscle training: its effectiveness in patients with acute complete cervical cord injury.
- Pulmonary function and spinal cord injury.
- Comparison study of chest physiotherapy home training programmes on respiratory functions in patients with muscular dystrophy.
- Randomized Control Trial of Effects of a 10-Week Inspiratory Muscle Training Program on Measures of Pulmonary Function in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
Voice and speech disorders7
- Respiratory muscle strength training applications. Purpose of review: To provide an overview of respiratory muscle strength training applications for voice and speech disorders.
- Respiratory muscle strength training applications.
- Laryngeal Movements During Inspiratory Muscle Training in Healthy Subjects
Postoperative pulmonary complications8
- The influence of inspiratory muscle training on diaphragmatic mobility, pulmonary function and maximum respiratory pressures in morbidly obese individuals: a pilot study
- Preoperative intensive inspiratory muscle training to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications in high-risk patients undergoing CABG surgery: a randomized clinical trial.
- Feasibility of preoperative inspiratory muscle training in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery with a high risk of postoperative pulmonary complications: a randomized controlled pilot study.
- Preoperative physical therapy for elective cardiac surgery patients (Review)
Restrictive thoracic disease9
Severe chronic pulmonary hypertension10
- Exercise and respiratory training improve exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with severe chronic pulmonary hypertension.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy12
- Dose-dependent effect of individualized respiratory muscle training in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
- Inspiratory muscle training in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Exercise-induced paradoxical vocal fold motion13
- Inspiratory Muscle Training in Exercise-Induced Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion.
- Inspiratory muscle strength training with behavioral therapy in a case of a rower with presumed exercise-induced paradoxical vocal-fold dysfunction.
- Respiratory training for a person with C3-C4 tetraplegia.
- Training of the respiratory muscles in individuals with tetraplegia.
- Resistive inspiratory muscle training in sleep-disordered breathing of traumatic tetraplegia.
- Effects of 8-Week, Interval-Based Inspiratory Muscle Training and Breathing Retraining in Patients With Generalized Myasthenia Gravis.
- Respiratory muscle training in patients with moderate to severe myasthenia gravis.
- Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Exercise Capacity and Spontaneous Physical Activity in Elderly Subjects: a Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
Sleep apnoea and snoring19
- Acute and chronic responses of the upper airway to inspiratory loading in healthy awake humans: An MRI study.
- Inspiratory muscle training reduces blood pressure and sympathetic activity in hypertensive patients: A randomized controlled trial.
- Respiratory muscle training improves cardiopulmonary function and exercise tolerance in subjects with subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial
- Prophylactic inspiratory muscle training in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft.
- Inspiratory muscle resistive training in respiratory failure.
- Inspiratory muscle training during treatment with corticosteroids in humans.
- Suspected Statin-Induced Respiratory Muscle Myopathy During Long-Term Inspiratory Muscle Training in a Patient With Diaphragmatic Paralysis.
- Idiopathic diaphragmatic paralysis-satisfactory improvement of inspiratory muscle function by inspiratory muscle training.
- Effects of an inspiratory muscle rehabilitation program in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery.
- Prevention of pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgery by preoperative intensive inspiratory muscle training: a randomized controlled pilot study.
- [Fewer lung complications following inspiratory muscle training in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery: a randomized trial].
- Inspiratory muscle training to enhance weaning from mechanical ventilation.
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Joint ACCP/AACVPR Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.
- Effect of respiratory muscle training on pulmonary function in preoperative preparation of tobacco smokers.
How to get a POWERbreathe medic
- Available on prescription
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- For prescribing
- NHS Supply Chain Stock No: FDE524
- PIP Code: 232-1040