Other Medical Conditions

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heart Transplant Patient Represents Country in Triathlon

    After years of waiting, Patricia Fonseca from Brazil has undergone a heart transplant. And after several months of recovery Patricia represented her country at the XX1 Malaga-Spain World Transplant Games 2017.  The event she entered is the triathlon; swimming,...

  • Menopause & Lung Function Decline

    New research finds that menopausal women may experience an increase in lung function decline. Menopause is Associated with Accelerated Lung Function Decline is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Cause of the menopause As...

  • Post-stroke exercise tolerance improves after RMT

    Many conditions may develop post-stroke. There are common conditions that improve over time and with rehabilitation. These include physical conditions, cognitive impairment and how you feel emotionally. Physical conditions post-stroke Although everyone will experience...

  • Improve quality of life in children with Cystic Fibrosis

    The Pulmocardio Fisioterapia clinic in Brazil are working with children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to help improve their quality of life. They are offering children breathing assessments and breathing training. This is performed under the strict supervision of...

  • POWERbreathe Medic helps patients with breathing problems AND saves NHS money and resources

    Health bosses announced back in October 2014 that the NHS in England needed extra money and an overhaul to services in order for patient care not to suffer. When it comes to respiratory care the NHS could save both money and resources if they prescribed POWERbreathe...

  • Low Back Pain

    After 8 wk of high IMT, individuals with LBP showed an increased reliance on back proprioceptive signals during postural control and improved inspiratory muscle strength and severity of LBP, not seen after low IMT. Hence, IMT may facilitate the proprioceptive involvement...

  • Hiatus Hernia

    This study’s goal was to verify whether Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) improves esophagogastric junction (EGJ) motility and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). In conclusion it showed that IMT improved EGJ pressure, reduced GER proximal progression, and GERD symptoms....

  • Chronic Hemodialysis

    A study concluded that, following Specific Inspiratory Muscle Training (SIMT), inspiratory muscle performance improved significantly and was associated with improved functional capacity, but not in the control group. We conclude that patients with chronic renal...