Lying on the floor giggling, Claudia is having a lesson in diaphragmatic breathing from fellow team member Pedro. Claudia and Pedro are members of team POWERbreathe Portugal, and Duncan from POWERbreathe UK popped over to visit them.
Pedro is a singer and so understands the importance of breathing properly from the diaphragm. It's a concept he talks to sports people about.
POWERbreathe in Portugal
Claudia, from South Portugal, Pedro and Jose also invite Sonia, from North Portugal into the office to meet up with Duncan. Duncan is there to provide CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training and other Better Breathing solutions by POWERbreathe. It is a commitment we make to all our distributors. The purpose is to update skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent in the area of respiratory.
Day 1 - Perafita
Today is a training day for respiratory experts Sonia and Claudia. However POWERbreathe IMT is a new therapy for Sonia so Duncan begins by explaining the evidence base supporting it.
Day 2 - Porto
On day 2 the team all visit two hospitals in the region of Porto.
The first visit is to Hospital Eduardo Santos Silva, after which they visit Hospital Da Senhora Da Oliveira – Guimarães. It's here a group of doctors and physios decide it would be beneficial to have a POWERbreathe KH2 with Breathe-Link Medic Live Feedback Software for the hospital itself, and one for each of their 5 regional centres.
Day 3 – Lisbon
The first visit of the day is to Hospital Beatriz Angelo, a large, private hospital in Lisbon. The team meet senior managers and the physio team to discuss the benefits of POWERbreathe Respiratory Muscle Training.
At the second hospital the team are met by a large group of very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who became very excited with the workings of the KH2.
Third visit of the day is to a new, private respiratory and pulmonary rehab centre. Most noteworthy is that it's the only one in Portugal. And as a result of our visit, the centre expressed an interest in using the KH2 with Breathe-Link Medic Live Feedback Software along with with a POWERbreathe Plus IMT device for specific patients.
See photos of POWERbreathe in Portugal on POWERbreatheUK Facebook.