Health and Lifestyle Research

Gender differences in dimensions of dyspnea in active young adults

RESEARCH: Sex differences in the intensity and qualitative dimensions of exertional dyspnea in physically active young adults Julia M. Cory, Michele R. Schaeffer, Sabrina S. Wilkie et al The purpose of this study was to explore the development of qualitative dimensions of dyspnea in a group of 70 physically active, healthy young adults. The young

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Respiratory Physiotherapy using the Shaker by POWERbreathe

Respiratory Physiotherapy using the Shaker by POWERbreathe

If you have a disease that results in sputum production, your physiotherapist will prescribe respiratory physiotherapy for you. Initially, this will involve the physio assessing you to identify the problem. As a result, management techniques and a treatment plan will be put in place. This will include airway clearance techniques, such as oscillating PEP. Different

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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 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 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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Natural Remedy For Hay Fever

Natural Remedy for Hay Fever Cough

Hay fever may make symptoms of asthma, such as coughing and wheezing, feel worse. In fact, people with respiratory symptoms may experience continuous coughing as a result of their hay fever. This is likely to be due to the type of allergens affecting them. However, if a cough becomes unusually persistent, it is always best

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Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in older adults

RESEARCH: The Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Older Adults Mills D, Johnson M, Barnett Y, Smith W, Sharpe G This research, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (April 2015 – Volume 47 – Issue 4 – p 691–697) concluded that Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) elicits some positive changes in inspiratory muscle

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Home-based Respiratory Training After Stroke

This new clinical trial, which is not yet open for participant recruitment, will test the hypothesis that home-based combined inspiratory muscular training (IMT) plus expiratory muscular training (EMT) program is effective in improving strength and endurance of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles, fatigue, exercise capacity, and quality of life (QoL) with stroke subjects. Located at

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The value of breathing retraining

This interesting article, written by osteopath Leon Chaitow, reviews ‘The Value of Breathing Retraining for Better Posture, Balance & Less Pain and Dyskinesis.’ It talks about how problems arising from poor posture, such as back pain for instance, can come about as a result of faulty breathing mechanics. Chaitow refers to the study, ‘Inspiratory Muscle

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