POWERbreathe Medic Plus

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)
Medic Plus offers a 1cmH2O entry load for patients in ICU, or who have severe breathing difficulties, to begin training their respiratory muscles which would otherwise be difficult to train.
  • 65% improved airflow (vs. Medic)
  • Drug-free with no side effects or drug interactions
  • Mechanically adjustable variable load range (9 - 78cmH2O)
  • Especially helpful for COPD, heart failure & asthma
The POWERbreathe Medic Plus offers the lowest starting load of all the Plus devices, 9cmH2O. This means you can begin training your respiratory muscles at a lower load, otherwise, you may find it too difficult to start training at the higher entry load of the POWERbreathe Plus (Green / LR) model. The POWERbreathe Medic Plus is designed for people who have very weak breathing muscles due to e.g. post-illness, post-hospitalisation or due to existing respiratory health conditions such as COPD and Asthma.

£41.66

SKU PB2000 Category Tags ,

The Medic Plus offers the lowest entry level load of any threshold IMT device currently available.

The Medic Plus is used by medical professionals as an adjunct to pharmacological treatments. It can be used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with pulmonary rehabilitation, with or without supervision, and can be easily used straight out of the box.

Respiratory muscle weakness is inherent in various patient groups and a major contributor to the perception of difficult or laboured breathing (dyspnoea). However, when the inspiratory muscles are ‘overloaded’ regularly using the Medic Plus, they adapt and become stronger and more resistant to fatigue. Activating stronger inspiratory muscles requires less effort during a given task, reducing dyspnoea. This has been shown to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life, particularly in patients with COPD.

1 review for POWERbreathe Medic Plus

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gary Thornton

    I am a frontline NHS Paramedic working for the Ambulance Service and recently contracted COVID 19 whilst working . I was hospitalised and the Pneumonia affected my breathing so much I would suffer increased shortness of breath on exertion. Unable to exercise at the start without difficulty I wanted to find a way to improve my fitness . I researched and came across Powerbreathe . I contacted them and explained my history and they sent me advice on what products would be best. They also provided me with excellent research surrounding the benefits . I found it hard to use at the beginning , but kept at it twice daily. I must say my recovery has been a long slow process but feel using this has speeded it up greatly. My breathing has improved so much, I have gone from only managing a couple of miles on a bicycle to now 20 miles . I have now been able to return to work , and have been passing on positive recommendations to Asthma and COPD patients I have been treating . If you suffer from any breathing problems give this company consideration. There are cheaper alternative products around, but all I can say is my Medic pro plus unit does the job and I will be continuing to use it daily .

    • Vanessa Potter

      Gosh what an experience you’ve had with COVID-19 Gary! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of training with the POWERbreathe Medic Plus to improve your breathing muscle strength and stamina. We’re so pleased that it’s helped you get back into your cycling again – and back to work. It’s the device combined with your perseverance of use that’s got you where you are, because you could have easily given up when it felt too hard. Like all training, it’s not meant to be easy, but sticking to the scientifically proven training regimen is what’s made the difference, so well done, and stick with it. We wish you a full recovery.

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How to use:

  • Put nose clip on, pushing nostrils together (optional).
  • Holding device place mouthpiece in your mouth.
  • Ensure lips cover outer shield to make a seal.
  • Find your starting level (refer to manual).
  • Take a fast, forceful breath in through your mouth.
  • Breathe out slowly and passively.
  • Do this for 30 breaths, twice a day.
Scientifically proven training regimen

The benefits of using POWERbreathe IMT twice daily

Our claims are backed up by years of research papers, meta-analysis, scientific trials & review articles.

Frequently asked questions

The POWERbreathe Medic only is available in the UK for prescription in the National Health Service (NHS) Drug Tariff: PIP 232-1040. The POWERbreathe Medic and Medic Plus is also available to purchase via pharmacy retail and directly from this website.

POWERbreathe is drug free, suitable for almost anyone and should cause no harmful side effects when used properly. Please read Precautions and Contraindications.

If you have any doubts about POWERbreathe’s suitability, please consult your doctor.

If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor and read Precautions and Contraindications. POWERbreathe is not recommended for patients with certain conditions, including:

  • Asthma patients who have low symptom perception and suffer from frequent, severe exacerbations or with an abnormally low perception of dyspnoea
  • If you are suffering from a ruptured eardrum or any other condition of the ear
  • Patients with marked elevated left ventricular end-diastolic volume and pressure
  • Patients with worsening heart failure signs and symptoms after RMT / IMT
  • If in doubt, consult your Healthcare Professional.

There are no safety reasons for preventing young children (above 7 years of age) from using POWERbreathe Medic/Medic Plus. However, the following factors may affect their ability to use the device effectively: 

  • They must be able to fit the mouthpiece in their mouth. The POWERbreathe Medic Plus mouthpiece is smaller and therefore more suited to children. 
  • They must be old enough to understand how to effectively perform the breathing exercises. 
  • They must have the motivation themselves or the parental encouragement to ensure that they continue to perform the exercises. 
  • They should only use the device under the supervision of an adult.