Respiratory muscle trainers are hand held devices
designed to strengthen the muscles of inspiration and expiration. These portable devices are easy to use and beneficial for anyone
interested in developing power and endurance of their breathing
For patients with inspiratory muscle weakness, the addition
of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) to a general exercise training
program tends to improve exercise performance. Inspiratory resistance
strengthens the diaphragm and the accessory muscles of breathing and
patients with neuromuscular weakness may benefit from IMT with
Improving the strength of the expiratory muscles
(the muscles you breathe out with) assists in breathing and breath
support for singing, speaking, and coughing.
Voice Aerobics offers programs and products
designed to improve and support the way you use your voice. Home-based
exercise, like the BREATHER® can be used independently by
persons with voice changes from neuromuscular disease such as
Parkinson's Disease, MS, PSP, Post Polio, or even for persons with
voice weakness from age related changes to breathing and voice.
We receive numerous email questions about how our
products can help with voice and breathing and we encourage you to
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The BREATHER® provides variable resistance
to airflow on inspiration and expiration.
Clean the BREATHER® with warm soapy water. The
BREATHER® is dishwasher safe - top rack. Shake well to remove excess
water and let air dry on a clean paper towel. If the BREATHER® is
thoroughly dried, it may be stored in a plastic bag.
NOTE: If the rubber diaphragm sticks
from moisture buildup after training or cleaning, simply exhale
forcefully through the device to release the moisture seal. The
diaphragm of the BREATHER® is made of latex and caution should be
taken in use with persons with known latex allergy.
The BREATHER® is designed for single patient use,
therefore, there is no refund for purchase. If the BREATHER® is
not working properly, a replacement device will be issued within a 30
day time limit from date of purchase. The device will be inspected for
damage or misuse. No returns, exchanges, or faulty item credits will
be accepted after 30 days from time of sale. The BREATHER® must be
returned with the original invoice.
You will pay the return postage.
You will also pay the postage for replacement items, and
this will be the same amount as the original purchase.
Alternatively, you can include a pre-paid return packaging
Caution: Instructions are
packaged with your device. If you have additional questions
regarding its use or other concerns, please consult with your
physician or other health care professional. If you experience
shortness of breath, increased heart rate, or any respiratory
problems during or after training, notify your healthcare
professional, and resume training only with his or her
Medical Disclaimer: The information
contained herein should not be construed as medical advice and
is not intended to replace the medical advice of your physician
or other licensed healthcare provider in your state. You should
continue to consult your physician for matters regarding your
health and prior to beginning any new exercise program.
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