Hiatus Hernia

This study’s goal was to verify whether Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) improves esophagogastric junction (EGJ) motility and gastroesophageal reflux (GER). In conclusion it showed that IMT improved EGJ pressure, reduced GER proximal progression, and GERD symptoms. Some GERD patients have a CD failure and IMT may prove beneficial as a GERD add-on treatment.1

1 Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Antireflux Barrier in GERD Patients

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: