I have problems with my speech and/or swallowing. Can the Breather help me?
Yes. Respiratory muscle training (RMT), the expiratory muscles in particular has been shown to improve swallowing and cough, helping people with dysphagia.
EMST has been shown to activate the movement of the hyolaryngeal complex, and this improved hyo-laryngeal excursion during swallowing helps to facilitate airway protection and assists in opening the upper esophagus. Inspiratory muscle training may help increase lung volumes with subsequent improvement in timing and coordination of breathing and swallowing,(ref) and improved airflow for phonation (voice).
The Breather strengthens both the inspiratory and the expiratory musculature and thus has the capacity to improve speech, swallowing and cough at the same time.
Will the Breather help my panic attacks?
There is evidence to show that a particular breathing regimen can be used to decrease anxiety, panic and stress. RMT serves as a practice to support breathing exercises and help create a strong foundation in your breathing regimen. Please see the ...
Will it help with voice cracking
Studies using the Breather in people with voice disorders have shown that RMT helps improve vocal intensity, breathiness, strain, pitch range, and semitone range, as well as breath support for voice (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33992476/). Based on these ...
What about if you had a stroke will this help?
The Breather is effective for a variety of disorders following stroke, including swallow and speech problems. https://www.pnmedical.com/clinical-trials/retrospective-pilot-study/ https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.01.21256463v1 ...
Can people with voice impairments use the Breather?
Many voice disorders are connected to abnormal respiratory functions.Strengthening the respiratory system and its associated musculature can support speech therapy by improving the ability for correct speech breathing. Respiratory muscle training ...
Can The Breather help in congestion ?
The Breather is designed to assist with Respiratory Muscle Training, which is proven to assist with airway clearance. It also improves cough capacity, which is often beneficial for those dealing with significant congestion. If you would like to speak ...