One study concluded: Inspiratory Muscle Training may potentially strengthen the inspiratory muscles and slow the decline in respiratory function in patients with ALS/MND1.
And another study concluded: With Inspiratory Muscle Training, respiratory muscle function can be improved in the long term of up to 2 years2.
1 INSPIRATIonAL–INSPIRAtory muscle training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
2 2 Years’ experience with inspiratory muscle training in patients with neuromuscular disorders
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: