Shaker Plus

By POWERbreathe

Regular Price: £39.99

Special Price £29.99

The Shaker Plus is an autoclavable, easy to use respiratory device for mobilising pulmonary secretions such as mucus and catarrh. It may be cleaned in an autoclave and therefore may be sterilised, making it suitable for multiple-use and suitable for clinical settings. The Shaker Plus is ideal for people suffering from: 

  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis

It is easy-to-use and enables both children and adults to gain relief quickly and easily, whenever required.

The Shaker Plus is the next generation model of Shaker mucus clearance devices and employs improved airflow for higher intensity vibrations making it excellent for increasing expectoration, improving lung function and reducing dyspnoea.

The major benefit of the Shaker Plus 'multi-user' version is that it can be reused when sterilised in an autoclave between uses.

Minimum pressure required when using Shaker products:

  • Shaker Classic – 12cmH2O
  • Shaker Deluxe - 18 cmH2O
  • Shaker Plus - 10 cmH2O

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Inside the casing of the Shaker Plus is a weighted ball. By breathing into the Shaker Plus, the ball is raised, but then falls under its own weight. This rise and fall action happens extremely quickly and to the user, feels like a vibration. This vibration, combined with the gentle resistance created by breathing against the ball causes a number of positive benefits. Changes in air pressure mean the smaller airways are encouraged to open, increasing lung usage and efficiency. Mucus is thinned or dislodged by the vibration and increased airflow helps this mucus to move to the large airways where gentle coughing can expel it.

Shaker Plus can be used anywhere, offering simple and convenient relief from excessive mucus and its associated problems. Shaker Plus can be used for chronic conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema and acute problems like chesty coughs, flu and bronchitis. By clearing the airways the chances of developing lung infections and damaging the lungs is reduced. Lung function is also improved, reducing breathlessness and fatigue.

By positioning the device so that it generates the maximum vibration in the lungs, you should be able to gently cough and expel any secretions or mucus. 

Regular sessions with the Shaker of between 5 to 15 minutes produce a beneficial effect, equivalent to that delivered by physiotherapy techniques.

  • Shaker Plus is a multi-user device and for hygiene purposes, should not be shared with other users without being sterilised in an autoclave in between users.
  • Shaker Plus should not be used by individuals with pneumothorax.
  • Individuals with severe cardiovascular disease should only use Shaker Plus on advice from a Doctor.
  • Do not make changes to any prescribed medication or prescribed treatment programme without consulting your doctor.
  • Adult supervision may be required, when being used by children under the age of 16.
  • If you become dizzy while using Shaker Plus, stop the exercise and breathe calmly through the nose until the feeling stops. If dizziness occurs every time you use the Shaker, inhale and exhale without the Shaker Plus every 3rd breath. Should dizziness persist, or any other problems arise whilst using Shaker Plus, please stop using the device immediately and consult your physician.
  • Shaker Plus is designed to be used for mobilising pulmonary secretions. No other use is intended or implied. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
  • Only devices sold in sealed packaging should be used.
  • Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and sunlight.
  • This product is sealed to maintain hygiene and cannot be returned if the seal is broken. 

The Shaker Plus should not be used by patients with the following conditions:

  • Pneumothorax 
  • Severe tuberculosis
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)

Because your Shaker Plus will be exposed to saliva during use, we recommend that your Shaker Plus is cleaned after use. Remove the mouthpiece, unscrew the cover and remove the ball and internal cone. Wash all parts in soapy water, rinse with clean water, dry thoroughly and re-assemble. Once a week we recommend that the device is cleansed using approved cleansing tablets, such as POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablets. You can also use a solution that is intended for use on equipment that comes into contact with the mouth, such as that used for babies’ bottles. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist. It can also be cleaned in an autoclave.

  • Body, cone, lid and mouthpiece are all made from Injected polymide
  • The weighted ball is nickel plated steel
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Best spiro ever... it’s like a more stronger flutter. Even better than my cornet! I actually enjoy doing it twice a day for half an hour. (39 year-old CF patient)
Review by Edward
Posted 17 October 2013
I purchased about 10 days ago a Shaker Plus for physiotherapy for my cystic fibrosis. I also purchased a POWERbreathe Plus for IMT. I thought I’d use one for mucus clearance (the Shaker Plus) and the other (Powerbreathe) for taking 5-10 breaths after using my inhalers to suck the already resting particles even further down. Repeating this action I should get clear airways at level 22-23 of my airways and inhaler particles down there too. That’s the theory anyway.... I’ve been using the Shaker Plus for 30-40 mins twice daily. I actually enjoy doing physio now.

I’ve been using the Shaker Plus at level 2 and the results are nothing short of jaw dropping. I sent pictures of my results to my cystic fibrosis team. They can't believe it either. Think I've been inhaling fairy dust or got some kalydeco trial drugs from somewhere. Rest assured I have not.

I actually feel clear and strong like I was when I was 25. Many thanks for all your hard work and research.

The shaker plus is an awesome device. It's like the flutter but a little stronger and much more effective. I compared how much I cleared using the 2 devices, my favourite cornet and shaker plus, and the shaker plus cleared twice the amount in half the time.

A few modifications to the device may include the user covering one or two of the holes on the cap to increase resistance or stop air being blown out, being blown back into your eyes.

It's a great device to use lying on your side too, as you can change the mouthpiece angle. The bag to help keep it dust free too.

It's really easy to clean, no awkward parts.