Breathing Tools

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When you become enrolled in our program you will be encouraged to purchase 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.

inCourage Airway Clearance Vest
Vest therapy is a safe, effective, non-invasive airway clearance method that clears excess mucus from lungs and airways. The inCourage® System uses a vest attached to a machine that creates compressions to the chest, helping to loosen, thin and move mucus through the lungs.

Testimonials

“The therapists are great, they make you feel comfortable and they are empathetic without compromising the work that has to be accomplished. I consider everyone on the staff to be more like my friends since they really cared about me and about what I was going through.” ~ D. Igbineweka
2014-03-21T16:13:11+00:00
“The therapists are great, they make you feel comfortable and they are empathetic without compromising the work that has to be accomplished. I consider everyone on the staff to be more like my friends since they really cared about me and about what I was going through.” ~ D. Igbineweka
“I enjoyed the personal contact and caring empathy of all the staff. Their knowledge of what I was going through made me feel like someone really understood my illness.” ~ C. Bailey
2014-03-21T16:13:32+00:00
“I enjoyed the personal contact and caring empathy of all the staff. Their knowledge of what I was going through made me feel like someone really understood my illness.” ~ C. Bailey
“When I first started I could not walk 20 feet without stopping to catch my breath. Now I can carry on a conversation while walking at the mall, I can perform my daily prayers, and my lower body has strengthened immensely to allow more stability and flexibility. Now when I am descending stairs I am not afraid of falling.” ~ Angela Eldam
2014-03-21T16:13:52+00:00
“When I first started I could not walk 20 feet without stopping to catch my breath. Now I can carry on a conversation while walking at the mall, I can perform my daily prayers, and my lower body has strengthened immensely to allow more stability and flexibility. Now when I am descending stairs I am not afraid of falling.” ~ Angela Eldam
“This program has increased my endurance but more importantly it has given me a better attitude toward improvement.” ~ Fred S.
2014-03-21T16:14:17+00:00
“This program has increased my endurance but more importantly it has given me a better attitude toward improvement.” ~ Fred S.
“Greatly improved my breathing and ability to do things. My friends and family have commented on how much more I am able to do and how much healthier I look.” ~ D. Tallman
2014-03-21T16:14:31+00:00
“Greatly improved my breathing and ability to do things. My friends and family have commented on how much more I am able to do and how much healthier I look.” ~ D. Tallman
“This program has improved my quality of life in almost every way. It has given me confidence in controlling my illness and I don’t worry about getting sick.” ~ Judith Lewis
2014-03-21T16:14:46+00:00
“This program has improved my quality of life in almost every way. It has given me confidence in controlling my illness and I don’t worry about getting sick.” ~ Judith Lewis