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The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Device

The Breather – Respiratory Muscle Training Tool PN Medical Breather Device Usage Parts of IMST Device


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The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Tool is an inspiratory/expiratory respiratory muscle training device. It strengthens and activates muscles for breathing, speech, and swallowing. The Breather Device helps improve breathlessness, speech coordination, breathing, and speech quality. It will also improve the safety of swallowing, enhance airway clearance, and reduce the risk of aspiration.

The Breather Benefits

  • Resistive Inspiratory and Expiratory Muscle Therapy (RMT)
  • Pulmonary and speech therapy device
  • Drug Free
  • Adjustable and independent pressure settings
  • Patient can be in any position for therapy
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Independent dial system

The Breather Device Features

  • Strengthens:
    • Inspiratory muscles: diaphragm, external intercostals, accessory muscles of neck
    • Expiratory muscles: internal intercostals, abdominals
  • Promotes diaphragmatic breathing
  • Generates improved airflow through vocal folds
  • Decreases shortness of breath
  • Improves blood flow to resting and exercising limbs 
  • IMST Device helps in movement of hyolaryngeal complex
  • Improves respiratory support for safe swallow function
  • Improves protective cough and assists in airway clearance
  • Adjustable and independent inspiratory and expiratory pressure settings
  • Large, easy to read dial settings
  • Mouthpiece engineered to provide superior mouth seal
  • Ergonomic body shape for easy hand grip

How does IMST Device work?

The Breather RMT device combines inspiratory and expiratory muscle training, with demonstrated efficacy in improving speech and swallowing in patients with neuromuscular disease such as Parkinsons. Furthermore, RMT in athletes and healthy individuals using The Breather led to improved respiratory functions, heart rate, peripheral muscle strength and exercise performance.

Who can use Breather?

  • Athletes
  • Musicians
  • Singers
  • Healthy Living
  • Speech Patients
  • Pulmonary Patients

When to use IMST Breathing Device?

This course is for people experiencing abnormal respiratory and speech functions impacting their daily lives. It is helpful for the following conditions:

  • A preventative and recovery aid for Covid-19
  • COPD, Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Congenstive Heart Failure
  • Parkinsons
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Ventilator/Trach Weaning


What to buy with IMST Breathing Device

The Breather Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Device Checklist

  • Be aware of how you feel before you begin a session
  • Check your body posture
  • Start with the simplest inhalation and exhalation resistances by rotating both dials to number one
  • It is recommended to use the diaphragmatic breathing technique
  • Secure the mouthpiece with your lips ensuring that you do not bite down on the mouthpiece
  • Pace yourself if you can't complete the prescribed amount of reps and sets during a session

How do you use The Breathing Device?

  • Sit upright and hold the mouthpiece between lips, don’t clench it with the teeth
  • Breath in and out through the mouthpiece (not the nose) using diaphragmatic breathing
  • Aim to complete RMT with effort (orange section of #5-7)

    The Breather
  • Listen for a strong ‘wind’ sound for inhale and exhale to indicate you are doing RMT with effort in the zone
  • Listen to your body. Ask yourself -
    • Am I feeling out of breath or lightheaded?
    • Take breaks as you need them
    • Note - Lightheadedness that quickly goes away may occur when user first begin training. This is a normal response to the forced inhale/exhale maneuver. Take a short break as this should resolve quickly and user can get back to complete your RMT set.
  • Use The Breather to complete RMT 6 days per week, twice a day. One session any time in the AM hours and one session anytime in the PM hours. Aim for 2 sets of 10 full breaths at each session. Leave a good 2 minute or more break in between sets
  • Once 10 breaths per set become easy, try increasing the resistance by increasing either/both inhale and exhale dials. If you stop using Breather for a period, you may find the need to reduce the resistances to get back to RMT.

How to clean the Breather Muscle Training Device?

  1. Separate The Breather Device from mouthpiece.
  2. Wash in warm water with mild dish washing soap.
  3. Rinse well, thoroughly shake off excess water, towel dry out surfaces.
  4. Set both dials to 1 and sharply inhale and exhale to release possible moisture seal.
  5. Air dry, and store in non humid location.

Breathing Trainer usage tips

  • Your Breather will be exposed to saliva during use; try to clean it on a daily basis
  • The blue dial diaphragms may stick from moisture build up after cleaning or after use. Set both dials to 1, then inhale and exhale sharply to release the moisture seal
  • Do not put The Breather in the dishwasher High heat cycle may effect the blue dial diaphragms

The Breather Device user manuals

PN Medical Respiratory Muscle Training Device FAQ’s

When should you stop using Breather Exerciser?

If you feel sick, ask your doctor if he/she will allow you to interrupt your training for a while. When you are ready to re-start muscle training, you may find you need to reduce your resistance settings. After a short time, you can develop your resistance and repetitions once again.

Is it safe to share The Breather?

No, it is recommended to use one breathing Muscle Training Device per persona

How often do I need to use The Breathing Device?

Try exercising on a regular basis, as it can take up to 2-4 weeks for effects to be felt. It is understood that deep, steady breathing assists in relaxation almost instantly.

Can I use IMST Device reclining or lying down?

You can, however, reclined or semi-reclined positions are known to impair respiratory muscle function. This is why we recommend sitting upright in order to practice proper diaphragmatic breathing during training. If you’re having trouble maintaining proper breathing while sitting upright, try leaning back a little during training. You may find this easier to complete your training properly in the beginning. However, as soon as possible, sit in an upright position since inspiratory muscle function is optimized while sitting or standing.

Respiratory Training Device Specifications

Specifications Values
Respiratory Impaired Range -52 cm H2O to +31 cm H2O
Healthy Adult Range -243 cm H2O to +126 cm H2O
Settings 6 Inspiratory, 5 Expiratory
Dimensions 129 x 43 x 46mm
Weight 1.6 oz
Use Single User Device


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