POWERbreathe Blog

  • Can Multiple Sclerosis Affect Breathing

    The automatic nervous system is part of the central nervous system. It controls vital functions, one of which is breathing, which we do without thinking. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it is unusual for MS to affect the nervous system and...

  • Tips to Improve Breathing

    You may be asking yourself why you need to improve your breathing. It’s a fair question. After all, at rest, you take 12 - 16 breaths per minute without even thinking about it. So just imagine what your breathing would be like if you were to start thinking about...

  • ERS 2018 - POWERbreathe KH2

    This year the ERS International Congress is being held in Paris, France. The ERS 2018 (European Respiratory Society) Congress is the world’s biggest meeting of respiratory experts. It is of interest to researchers, clinicians, GPs and healthcare professionals....

  • New Asthma Treatment for Severe Asthma

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), are consulting again on the safety and efficacy of a new asthma treatment. The new treatment, bronchial thermoplasty, is likely to be offered to adults with severe asthma. The procedure involves applying...

  • S-Index assessment improves inspiratory muscle performance

    S-Index stands for Strength-Index. It is one of the POWERbreathe K-Series’ test modes. Its purpose is to calculate inspiratory muscle strength based upon peak inspiratory flow. Peak Inspiratory Flow (PIF) We can evaluate improvements in inspiratory muscle strength...

  • Russia World Cup team need help with breathing

    Following their victory over Spain and defeat by Croatia, news is coming out that the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup 2018 team are using ammonia to help with their breathing. Russia World Cup 2018 team sniff ammonia The World Cup team doctor confirms the team use ammonia...

  • Rugby & the Beneficial Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training

    The nature of the game of rugby involves high and low-intensity action. Also, the physical demands of the game are specific to each player’s positional role. However, despite the player's position, all need to be aerobically fit. Each must also have a high lactate...

  • Charity Bike Ride Begins at Briançon

    Four amateur cyclists from RAF Coningsby Ground System Support Flight are currently training for their 3 Peaks of Briançon Charity Bike Ride. In addition to their cycling training, they are using POWERbreathe IMT, in preparation for the breathing challenges ahead. Difficulty...

  • POWERbreathe receives ISO Accreditation

    POWERbreathe receives ISO accreditation certificate of approval for ‘Design & manufacture of medical devices for improvement of respiratory function’ The Quality Management System of POWERbreathe International Ltd has been approved by Lloyd’s Register...

  • What is World Asthma Day

    Every year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) organises World Asthma Day. The aim of this awareness day is to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality in every corner of the globe. Their first awareness day was held in 1998. And so this year they...