The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Device

Brand/Manufacturer: PN MEDICAL
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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 helps improve breathlessness, speech coordination, breathing, and speech quality. It will also improve the safety of swallowing, enhance the clearance of airways 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 the Breather 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 the Breather RMT 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 Respiratory Muscle Training Device Pre-session 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 Breather?

  • 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

Breather Respiratory Muscle Training 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 Breather?

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 The Breather 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

The Breather Reviews


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Courtney     12/09/2019

Is this device shareable if all use different mouthpieces?


Customer care    12/10/2019

No The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Device is for single user device.



Sita Lang     12/02/2019

I have a lung disease called mycobacterium. I already do a morning steam, work out four times a week, and incorporate aerobic exercise. Do you think this product is necessary for my lung health, or will it interfere? 
Thanks, Sita


Customer care    12/03/2019

There is no side effect of this product.we are not sure about mycobacterium because we are not medically trained but for breathing exercise it is good. You can use it easily.



Brian W Zabel     09/18/2019

  • Do I need a prescription from doctor


Customer Care    09/26/2019

No, we do not require a prescription for The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Device.



Steve Bigelow     04/12/2019

Does it come with  a mouth piece


Customer Care    04/13/2019

Yes, The Breather Respiratory Muscle Training Device comes with a mouth piece.



Carole Large     02/15/2019

How do you clean Breather?  


Customer Care    03/08/2019

The Breather should be regularly cleaned with mild, warm soapy water to prevent build-up of saliva during training. Rinse your Breather well; shake off excess water and air dry on a clean paper towel. If it is completely dry, it can be stored in a plastic bag.


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Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We stand behind our products. If the merchandise you received is defective or not what you expected it to be, and you wish to return the item, please submit a return request in the My Account section of our website, contact our Customer Service department at (866) 316-0162 / (203) 616-2850 or email us.

  1. Merchandise must be returned within 30 days of the receipt of your order. Returns are not accepted after 30 days.
  2. Items (including parts and accessories) must be returned in new, unused, and resalable condition in its original packaging.
  3. Before returning any product, the buyer must obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA#) from a customer service representative. With your RA# you will receive a prepaid return shipping label.
  4. Orders returned without obtaining an RA# will be entitled to receive only "In-Store Credit" that can be used towards future purchases.
  5. Return orders are subject to a 20% restocking fees.
  6. All custom orders and hygienic items are non-returnable. Refer to the “Non-Returnable Items” section for further details.
  7. Returns will be reviewed and inspected before issuing credit. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing. The credit will be applied to your original method of payment.
  8. If the return is the result of a defective product or shipping error, we will refund the entire purchase amount and return shipping costs.

Which products are Non-Returnable?

Due to the hygienic nature of some items, they are non-returnable. The items listed below are non-returnable:

  1. All hygienic items.
  2. Opened personal care items.
  3. Anything opened, used, or tried on.
  4. All customized items.
  5. Besides these, items that have the “non-returnable” phrase on the website.

We reserve the right to make adjustments due to errors, changing market conditions, product discontinuation or typographical errors in advertisements. Images on the site may not always reflect the actual product. Footrests or leg-rests are not included with wheelchairs unless specified.

How do I receive a return authorization number?

You can submit a return request by logging into your account. You will receive the Return Authorization Number (RA#) details in the email within 2-3 business days.

  • Login to your account
  • Go to “order history”
  • Click on “return order”
  • Fill out the return form and Submit it

If you do not have an email address, we will make other accommodations for RA# Details. Write the RA# on your label affixed to your package prior to shipment.

How long does it take to receive a refund?

Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process the returns. Once the item is received, and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

Is there any Restocking Fees?

  1. 20% restocking fees will be applied.
  2. Outbound shipping cost is non-refundable.
  3. For orders that qualified for free shipping, $8.99 will be deducted from the refund if the product is returned.

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