POWERbreathe Blog

  • 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...

  • Training Diary for Classic and Plus Users

    One of the key features of the POWERbreathe K-Series is that it records a user's progress, like a training diary. This is available to view on the device itself, and using the Breathe-Link Live Feedback Software. However, users of the Classic and Plus series of...

  • Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Certificate for POWERbreathe IMT

    The Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) Certificate has been issued to our approved provider in Australia, Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd. Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd. is now approved by the ARTG to supply Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd with POWERbreathe...