Would you recommend The Breather to be used with IOPI? Or use one before the other?
Yes, it is best used with IOPI. For IOPI measures tongue and lip pressures, which may improve in tandem with respiratory muscles strengthening when RMT is carried out. However, Respiratory Muscle Training can only establish direct impact on respiratory muscles, not on the tongue and or lip muscles, as there are too many anatomic and functional variables to correlate the two muscle groups.
Can the breather be used in smoking population?
There are no particular contraindications for smokers to use the Breather. This doesn’t exclude contraindications for medical conditions that may be present along with the smoking habit. Those are outlined in our contraindication statement: ...
Can the breather fit be used like the breather voice?
That is a great question and the answer is, YES, IT CAN! They are mechanically the same device and provide the same levels of resistance. The only thing that differentiates them is the resources we offer for each of them (videos, training plans, ...
Protocols Use By Case
This document includes guidance to use The Breather for different medical conditions: https://www.pnmedical.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/The-Breather-Protocol-By-Use-Case-Updated-on-9.10.2020.pdf
Do I Need A Physician's Order to use the breather in my Clinical Care
You do not need an order from your physician to purchase the Breather as a consumer. In certain settings, a physician can sign off on ordering the device. However, the Breather itself is very much a tool comparable to a cuff weight or a band used in ...
Using The Breather
On this video we explain the technique on how exactly The Breather shall be usedd duriing your trainings using & cleaning the breather: https://www.pnmedical.com/lessons/breather-use-cleaning/