A study concluded that pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in improving exercise tolerance in bronchiectasis but there is no additional advantage of simultaneous Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). IMT may, however, be important in the longevity of the training effects1.

1 Exercise training and inspiratory muscle training in patients with bronchiectasis

Breathing Effort in other Medical Conditions 

Any condition that prevents normal physical activity can lead to inspiratory muscle weakness, and in addition to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as with POWERbreathe, has been found to be helpful for managing other medical conditions, including chronic heart failure, postoperative pulmonary complications and inspiratory stridor.

Specific Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) of the muscles we use to breathe, such as with POWERbreathe, has been demonstrated to increase their strength, resistance to fatigue and reduce breathlessness, as well as being helpful in managing medical conditions including: