Both IMT (Inspiratory Muscle Training) and EMT (Expiratory Muscle Training), are elements of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT). Respiratory Muscle Training is a treatment that uses both these therapies to help you enhance your breathing muscle function, increase breathing strength and stamina, and reduce breathing fatigue. 

POWERbreathe IMT is scientifically proven to help restore breathing power and improve quality of life in older adults and people with major debilitating conditions, such as COPD, asthma, heart failure and disease, neuromuscular diseases, stroke, and more recently in covid recovery and patients with high blood pressure.  Stronger inspiratory muscles, mainly your diaphragm, will also help you give your best performance as an actor, musician, singer or dancer.

POWERbreathe IMT is also proven to improve fitness and sports performance by helping maintain blood flow to your locomotor muscles; develop poorly utilised lung volume; and reduce perception of effort.

Choose POWERbreathe EMT if you need to forcefully empty air from your lungs. Forced expiration occurs during periods of active breathing, such as singing, playing a wind instrument, and coughing. Speech and language therapists use EMT to increase the maximal pressure of the expiratory muscles, which is important if you have a medical condition that results in difficulty swallowing or difficulty speaking, such as following a stroke or Parkinson’s. Sportspeople wishing to improve their sports performance will also benefit from stronger expiratory muscles because expiratory muscle fatigue has been shown to impair performance.