Breathing Tools

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When you become enrolled in our program you will be issued certain breathing devices designed to clear and strengthen your airways.

acapella breathing tool
Acapella Vibratory PEP Therapy System
The Acapella combines the benefits of both PEP (Positive Expiratory Pressure) therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions. It improves clearance of secretions and is easier to tolerate than chest physiotherapy (CPT) taking less than half the time of conventional CPT sessions. This instrument facilitates the opening of airways in patients with lung diseases with secretory problems such as COPD, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis.

pflex breathing tool
Inspiratory Muscle Trainer (PFlex)
Many of our patients develop weaknesses in their chest and diaphragm muscles which are the primary muscles used for taking in oxygen. This contributes to chronic shortness of breath and impairs their capability to exercise. The IMT is a specialized device that improves control of your breathing through resistance. Different sized ports increase or lessen your use of auxiliary lung muscles to improve ventilatory muscle endurance.

Incentive Spirometer
Incentive Spirometer
The incentive spirometer is an instrument used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs. It is provided to patients who have had any surgery that might jeopardize respiratory function particularly surgery to the lungs themselves. The incentive spirometer is also issued to patients recovering from rib damage to help minimize the chance of fluid build-up in the lungs.

Testimonials

“This program helped me get back into a routine of weekly & daily exercise. I could feel the results immediately and that helped build my confidence.” ~ Jon Bremond
2014-03-21T20:49:41+00:00
“This program helped me get back into a routine of weekly & daily exercise. I could feel the results immediately and that helped build my confidence.” ~ Jon Bremond
“My walking has improved and doing things like stairs and bending are not strenuous anymore. I have been to return to work since these things do not limit me anymore.” ~ M. Dawson
2014-03-21T20:49:52+00:00
“My walking has improved and doing things like stairs and bending are not strenuous anymore. I have been to return to work since these things do not limit me anymore.” ~ M. Dawson
“The personnel are professional, kind, and very helpful. In addition to teaching me how to breathe again they taught me various energy conserving techniques.” ~ Clara P.
2014-03-21T20:50:08+00:00
“The personnel are professional, kind, and very helpful. In addition to teaching me how to breathe again they taught me various energy conserving techniques.” ~ Clara P.
“Because of this program I am able to sleep without anxiety or shortness of breath, I am less anxious, and I can hold my kids and concentrate on my family instead of my disease.” ~ Lan Phuong
2014-03-21T20:50:20+00:00
“Because of this program I am able to sleep without anxiety or shortness of breath, I am less anxious, and I can hold my kids and concentrate on my family instead of my disease.” ~ Lan Phuong
“I enjoyed meeting new people and discussing our disabilities. I didn’t feel alone anymore knowing there were others that were going through the same problems. The staff was very helpful and kind in helping me reach my goals.” ~ N. Dotavio
2014-03-21T20:50:35+00:00
“I enjoyed meeting new people and discussing our disabilities. I didn’t feel alone anymore knowing there were others that were going through the same problems. The staff was very helpful and kind in helping me reach my goals.” ~ N. Dotavio
“When I started the program I was not able to breathe easily and had to keep my mind on what I was doing. It now takes less mental effort to perform everyday tasks and I have more confidence with what I am doing. I have built more strength with exercise and feel like my lung capacity has expanded. After a one hour session I leave feeling well, and more relaxed.” ~ Seymour Arnonowitz
2014-03-21T20:50:49+00:00
“When I started the program I was not able to breathe easily and had to keep my mind on what I was doing. It now takes less mental effort to perform everyday tasks and I have more confidence with what I am doing. I have built more strength with exercise and feel like my lung capacity has expanded. After a one hour session I leave feeling well, and more relaxed.” ~ Seymour Arnonowitz