two people from POWERbreathe accepting business award on stage

POWERbreathe International Limited wins the Medilink Midlands Business Award 2022 in the Export Achievement category.

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Export Achievement Winner Medal

Medilink WM is the industry association for the Life Sciences and Medical Technology Sector. It is part of a national network that supports over 3,000 members across the United Kingdom.

Medilink WM provides specialist support for helping to boost economic output from life sciences and medical technology. It is able to do this thanks to their network of over 4,000 contacts. These contacts are in over 1,000 organisations within academia, industry and the NHS.

Business Award for POWERbreathe

This is a very prestigious annual award. The annual ceremony for which, brings together researchers, academics, clinicians and representatives from across the region. It celebrates the best in healthcare and life sciences.

Our very own Mary-Ann and Duncan were in attendance at the Business Awards ceremony. This year, the ceremony took place in Nottingham (27th January). The event invites all semi-finalists to attend, along with Medilink members.

two people from POWERbreathe International at table with business award

Award Winners in the Healthcare Sector

There are 8 categories in the Medilink Midlands Business Awards. The category for which POWERbreathe International Limited is honoured with, is the Export Achievement Award. POWERbreathe International Limited exports POWERbreathe breathing trainers across the world. We are able to do this successfully with the additional benefit of our network of distributors. Our distributors are important members of our POWERbreathe family. And, it is with great pride that we accept this Export Achievement Business Award which we share with our family of distributors.

Medilink Business Award Trophy for Export Achievement

POWERbreathe Exports in 2021

In their guidance in 2021 on the clinical management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends increasing exercise and fitness with Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as​ ​POWERbreathe​.

“Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) is facilitated through the loading of inspiration, normally by using a breathing device, such as… POWERbreathe.”

World Health Organisation

And in 2021, exports of our breathing trainers reached all corners of the world. The healthcare sector chose POWERbreathe IMT to help patients improve their breathing strength and stamina, after recovering from Covid-19. We see many respiratory physiotherapists incorporating POWERbreathe breathing training into their recovery programmes, including those for younger patients. In fact, this became apparent during 2021 in our Instagram feed. It is full of shares from healthcare professionals and patients themselves, revealing how they use POWERbreathe breathing devices to help them with their breathing.

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POWERbreathe Breathing Trainers in 2021

We find that in 2021, the most popular POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training devices are the POWERbreathe K-Series and POWERbreathe Plus breathing devices.

Research into the use of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) to help lower blood pressure uses the POWERbreathe K-Series device. This is one of the reasons why interest in the POWERbreathe K-Series breathing devices shot up in 2021. The lead author of this University of Colorado Boulder study also recommends the POWERbreathe Plus Medium breathing trainer as an affordable alternative. And the POWERbreathe Plus Light Resistance and Medic Plus are recommendations from respiratory therapists for helping people, post-Covid.