POWERbreathe Blog

  • Fin-Swimming Performance Improves after RMT

    Fin-swimmers require inspiratory power for sufficient inspiration while swimming. And while the respiratory muscles are obviously essential for breathing, they’re also involved in body movement. It’s the auxiliary respiratory muscles that are active when the...

  • Hospitalised Patients Benefit from POWERbreathe IMT

    A new clinical trial in Brazil has found that POWERbreathe IMT improves inspiratory muscle strength and shortens the length of stay in hospitalised patients. Objective The aim of this double-blind randomised controlled trial is to assess the impact of IMT on...

  • EIA in Elite Footballers

    New research from the University of Kent finds that 3 out of 10 elite footballers may have undetected lung and airway problems, such as EIA (exercise-induced asthma). Lung health in footballers Lead researcher, Ana Jackson, is suggesting that a programme for lung...

  • Dr Langer and POWERbreathe IMT in Japan

    POWERbreathe International Ltd and Entry Japan KK, our official distributor partner, recently welcomed Dr Daniel Langer from Leuven University Hospital to Japan. More About Dr Langer Dr Langer is a member of the academic and teaching staff for the Research Group...

  • Relating to COPD - a report that looks into living with COPD

    The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts COPD will be the third leading cause of death in 2030. In fact, the chief causes of death globally has shifted. Whereas the main cause of death used to be from infectious diseases, it is now from noncommunicable diseases....

  • Breathe easier with POWERbreathe IMT - reviewed in Daily Mail

    The Daily Mail online features worldwide news stories from the Daily Mail and Sunday newspapers. It is the second-biggest-selling daily newspaper in the UK. And today (21st November 2017) online it features an article about devices that will help you to breathe...

  • How COPD Affects Breathing

    One of the most common questions asked by people with COPD is how it affects breathing. To understand this, it’s first worth understanding how your lungs work. How your lungs work As you breathe in, you bring air down through your windpipe and into your...

  • Beat Flu Symptoms this Winter

    Influenza, or flu as it's more commonly known, is around all year. However here in the U.K. at this time of year we start thinking about ‘seasonal flu’, so called because it is common in the winter months. Symptoms Main symptoms include a high temperature,...

  • RAF Charity Ride - 3 Peaks of Briançon

    The 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Ride is a team of four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight. The RAF team challenge Andy, Matty, Chris and Lance are all amateur cyclists. They are challenging themselves to climb and conquer three...

  • IMT associated with Improved Inspiratory Muscle Strength in Fontan Circulation patients

    Like other forms of heart failure, low cardiac output and raised central venous pressure is what characterises the Fontan Circulation. However unlike other forms of heart failure, in Fontan circulation patients the primary limitation is absence of a subpulmonary...