Articles written by Vanessa Potter

POWERbreathe Australia Launches!

A new POWERbreathe website has launched in Australia, developed and designed by our Australian POWERbreathe friends and distributor, for their community of sports people with an interest in improving their performance. Australian Kayaker Jordan Wood, Kayaker/Surf Lifesaver Alyce Burnett and Ironwoman Harriet Brown are already Ambassadors and advocates of POWERbreathe, and the new website should

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Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke

Randomised Clinical Trial: Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Anna Guillen-Solà, Marina Depolo et al The objective of this randomised clinical trial, published in Neurology (Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001827) is to assess the effectiveness, feasibility, and safety of short-term inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IEMT) in subacute stroke patients. Conclusion: Inspiratory and Expiratory

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POWERbreathe Meet Physios At The London Clinic

POWERbreathe popped in to meet up with new members of the physiotherapy team at The London Clinic (23rd July). The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. We presented POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training to 10 new members of

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POWERbreathe User Qualifies For Rio 2016

Allan do Carmo, a Brazilian swimmer who specialises in open water marathons, has secured his spot at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and is one of the first 20 swimmers to qualify for Rio. Since January Allan has been training his inspiratory muscles to become stronger and more resistant to fatigue with POWERbreathe, improving his

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POWERbreathe For Older People In Slovenia

POWERbreathe Slovenia, with the kind assistance from Tanja, a physiotherapist at Ljubljana hospital, held two POWERbreathe training sessions for over 100 physiotherapists who’ll be implementing POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) as one of the therapies they’ll be using with the older population within their communities. Older adults experience a higher intensity of breathlessness than younger

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Turner Twins prepare for Mt Elbrus in Russia with POWERbreathe

Actually there’s a bit more to it than that. Ross and Hugo Turner are twin brothers who both share an interest in combining pioneering medical research and unique studies of historic expeditions. You’ve probably seen them on TV as they’ve filmed for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. But Ross and Hugo will

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Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team – POWERbreathe Update Session 1

You may recall at the end of May we met up with Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic ‎Archery teams at Lilleshall National Sport Centre & Conferencing Centre where we presented the benefits of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training. You can read more about this in our first blog, POWERbreathe for Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team Members. Now,

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POWERbreathe for Olympic and ‎Paralympic Archery Team Members

POWERbreathe met up with Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic ‎Archery teams at Lilleshall National Sport Centre & Conferencing Centre where they’re working towards British success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We presented POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) to team members and management, explaining the benefits of IMT and demonstrating how the POWERbreathe

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Proper breathing is key for gymnasts

The Hybrid Perspective, Linking Gymnastics and Movement Science, recently began a series of articles about the importance of proper breathing in gymnastics. In Part 1, 5 Reasons Why Training Proper Breathing Is Key Dr. Dave Tilley emphasises what a big deal breathing really is and how it will be a huge talking point at his

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