POWERbreathe In Research

  • Lower Blood Pressure with POWERbreathe IMT

    The University of Colorado Boulder is using the POWERbreathe K-Series in their independent research. They are investigating the effects of just 30 breaths of inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). Specifically, they are looking to see if it could lower...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Four Weeks of Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Self-Paced Walking Performance in Overweight and Obese Adults

    “The objective of this study was to examine whether a programme of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) improves accumulative distance of self-paced walking in overweight and obese adults.” Conclusion: “This study indicates that IMT may provide a practical,...

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    'Breathing Training Improves Sleep And Cardiovascular Health In Obstructive Sleep Apnea' “Unfortunately, the gold-standard of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), has discouraging compliance rates. Here, we...

  • IMT Improves Lung Function And Reduces Exertional Dyspnoea In Mild/Moderate Asthmatics

    “Weiner et al. (1992) have reported improvements in lung function, asthma symptoms and reductions in usage of medication following six months of pressure threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT). Where interventions require compliance with a programme of training,...

  • The Effects Of 1 Year Of Specific Inspiratory Muscle Training In Patients With COPD

    “The aim of this study was to assess the long-term benefits of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on inspiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity, the perception of dyspnea, quality of life, primary care use, and hospitalizations in patients with significant...

  • Inspiratory Muscle Training In Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program In COPD Patients

    “Most pulmonary rehabilitation programs do not currently incorporate Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) in their pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD patients. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of adding IMT to the patients already...

  • Abdominal Surgery

    'Pre-Operative IMT Preserves Postoperative Inspiratory Muscle Strength Following Major Abdominal Surgery' “The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effect of pre-operative inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on respiratory variables in patients undergoing...

  • Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Exercise Tolerance in Asthmatic Individuals

    “The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on exercise tolerance, inspiratory muscle fatigue, and the perception of dyspnea in asthmatic individuals.” Conclusion: “This study has shown that 6 wk of IMT in individuals...