How does the Breather differ from a PEP (Positive Expiratory Pressure) or OPEP (Oscilating PEP) device?
PEP or OPEP devices provide improved mucus clearance and airway defense.
However, they have little or no long-term effect on respiratory muscle strength. The respiratory muscle strength provided by the Breather improves immediate and long-term cough capacity, which will be more effective for unassisted long-term airway clearance than PEP/OPEP devices.
These PEP/OPEP devices may actually be good adjunct devices for the Breather, as it may help loosen the mucus, while RMT is helpful to effectively excrete the mucus due to improved cough effectiveness.
How does the Breather differ from a CPAP device?
PAP (positive airway pressure) devices mobilize secretions, reduce air trapping or prevent or reverse atelectasis. PAP applies positive pressure, keeping the airways open to prevent and potentially reverse atelectasis - RMT devices do not do that and ...
How does the Breather differ from a Peak Flow Device?
The peak flow meter measures the airflow through the bronchi and thus the degree of obstruction in the airways. Readings from a peak flow meter can help one to recognize early changes that may be signs of worsening asthma. The breather however, is a ...
How does The Breather differ from a training mask?
The Breather is an inspiratory and expiratory muscle training device to be used by patients and athletes at rest, not during exercise. It improves respiratory muscle strength by increasing the workload on the respiratory muscles during both ...
What pressure does each number on the breather represent?
The pressures generated by the specific settings of the Breather are flow dependent, and differ in healthy people/athletes/those with respiratory impairment. Please, have a look at our website for typical pressure ranges: ...
Breather vs Flutter
The Breather is the first drug-free evidenced based Inspiratory/Expiratory Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) device used by COPD, CHF, Dysphagia, and Neuromuscular disease patients, as well as athletes, singers, and musicians. It trains both ...