POWERbreathe Blog

Use POWERbreathe To Help Alleviate Side Stitch

A recent article in Triathlete Europe offered advice on how to avoid side stitch, citing diaphragm spasm as one of the most common causes, with spasm of the accessory muscles of breathing, the obliques, another cause. Canadian Running also featured an article about side stitch explaining that as you take in air (while running) your

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POWERbreathe Australia Launches!

A new POWERbreathe website has launched in Australia, developed and designed by our Australian POWERbreathe friends and distributor, for their community of sports people with an interest in improving their performance. Australian Kayaker Jordan Wood, Kayaker/Surf Lifesaver Alyce Burnett and Ironwoman Harriet Brown are already Ambassadors and advocates of POWERbreathe, and the new website should

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Smokers lungs work better after POWERbreathe IMT

Smokers lungs work better after POWERbreathe IMT

This new study investigates the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on smokers and non-smokers. Researchers from Ondokuz Mayıs University and Gaziantep University in Turkey look into how IMT may affect pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in both these groups. Pulmonary function & respiratory muscle strength Pulmonary function indicates how well a person’s lungs are

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Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke

Randomised Clinical Trial: Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training in subacute stroke Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Anna Guillen-Solà, Marina Depolo et al The objective of this randomised clinical trial, published in Neurology (Neurology 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001827) is to assess the effectiveness, feasibility, and safety of short-term inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IEMT) in subacute stroke patients. Conclusion: Inspiratory and Expiratory

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POWERbreathe ISO

POWERbreathe ISO Certified

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 to the following Quality Management System Standards set out under United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation: ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Approval – Design, manufacture,

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POWERbreathe Meet Physios At The London Clinic

POWERbreathe popped in to meet up with new members of the physiotherapy team at The London Clinic (23rd July). The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. We presented POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training to 10 new members of

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POWERbreathe User Qualifies For Rio 2016

Allan do Carmo, a Brazilian swimmer who specialises in open water marathons, has secured his spot at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and is one of the first 20 swimmers to qualify for Rio. Since January Allan has been training his inspiratory muscles to become stronger and more resistant to fatigue with POWERbreathe, improving his

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POWERbreathe For Older People In Slovenia

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

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Turner Twins prepare for Mt Elbrus in Russia with POWERbreathe

Actually there’s a bit more to it than that. Ross and Hugo Turner are twin brothers who both share an interest in combining pioneering medical research and unique studies of historic expeditions. You’ve probably seen them on TV as they’ve filmed for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. But Ross and Hugo will

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