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 people, simply because of advancing years or as a result of illness, but by exercising and strengthening their breathing muscles (their inspiratory muscles) with POWERbreathe, they will learn how to breathe well again.
Research has in fact shown that IMT may be a useful technique for positively influencing exercise capacity and physical activity in elderly individuals.
Why POWERbreathe is ideal for the senior population
- It’s scientifically proven to reduce breathlessness and restore breathing power
- Does not involve drugs and has no interactions with other drugs
- It’s quick and easy to use and effective within 4-weeks
- It increases breathing muscle strength by 30 – 50%
Other therapies the physio’s will be including is Nordic walking and general exercise to get this more sedentary group moving, with the intention of making savings in the long-term for the health service.
You can view photos taken at the training sessions on POWERbreathe Facebook.