The Breather Respiratory Muscle Trainer Features
- Increased respiratory muscle strength: By using the device to perform targeted breathing exercises, individuals can strengthen their respiratory muscles, which can lead to improved lung function and better overall respiratory health
- Improved endurance: The Breather can help increase the endurance of the respiratory muscles, allowing individuals to breathe more easily during activities that require sustained effort, such as exercise or physical labor
- Reduced shortness of breath: Regular use of the Breather can help reduce the sensation of shortness of breath, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions such as COPD or asthma
- Enhanced athletic performance: Can be used by athletes to improve their breathing performance, particularly during high-intensity activities that require greater oxygen uptake
- Better overall respiratory health: By strengthening the respiratory muscles and improving lung function, this device can help individuals maintain better overall respiratory health and reduce the risk of respiratory complications
- Inspiratory muscles: diaphragm, external intercostals, accessory muscles of neck
- Expiratory muscles: internal intercostals, abdominals
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 diseases such as Parkinson's. Furthermore, RMT in athletes and healthy individuals using The Breather led to improved respiratory functions, heart rate, peripheral muscle strength, and exercise performance.
Who should use Breathing Muscle Trainer?
- Healthy Living
- Speech Patients
- Pulmonary Patients
When to use this 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
- Congenstive Heart Failure
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Ventilator/Trach Weaning
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How to use The Breather?
Checklist before using the device:
- 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
- Sit upright and hold the mouthpiece between your 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)
- 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 resistance to get back to RMT.
How to clean device?
- Separate The Breather Device from the mouthpiece.
- Wash in warm water with mild dishwashing soap.
- Rinse well, thoroughly shake off excess water, and towel dry out surfaces.
- Set both dials to 1 and sharply inhale and exhale to release possible moisture seal.
- Air dry, and store in non humid location.
- 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
Breathing Trainer Device user manuals
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
The Breather Muscle Training Device Specifications
|Respiratory Impaired Range
||-52 cm H2O to +31 cm H2O
|Healthy Adult Range
||-243 cm H2O to +126 cm H2O
||6 Inspiratory, 5 Expiratory
||129 x 43 x 46mm
||Single User Device