How does the Breather differ from a threshold device?
Threshold devices are dominating the scientific literature and the market, while resistive devices were initially lacking clinical evidence.
However, clinical evidence for resistive devices is accumulating now, and head-to-head comparisons are available.
According to these, both methods evidently strengthen the respiratory muscles, alleviate dyspnea, and improve exercise capacity.
However, resistive RMT such as using the Breather, has proven superior to threshold RMT with regards to health-related quality of life, exercise performance and aerobic fitness, improving the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max).
What is the difference between resistive and threshold devices?
With a threshold device, you have to overcome an initial pressure to open a valve, and that’s the target pressure. Once the valve is opened, there is no resistance to the airflow anymore. The difference between resistive devices like The Breather is ...
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 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 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 ...
Device Dial Pressures
Device Dial Pressures for the ORiginal Breather can be downloaded on this link: https://www.pnmedical.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Breather-vs-Breather-Fit-Pressure-settings-2p-V3.pdf