Pulmonary and Speech Therapy Devices

More about the Science, Diagnosis, Protocols and Our Products.

Who We Are

Since 1980, we’ve been creating Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) devices. We serve medical practitioners and their patients in the pulmonary and speech pathology industries. Our first device, The Breather, was the first of its kind.

It’s an RMT for both inspiratory and expiratory muscle training. It was invented by our Chief Clinical Officer, Peggy Nicholson, a former Respiratory Therapist.

Get a sneak peek into what we’re working on, go to Breather II

Diagnoses

COPD
STROKE
ASTHMA
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
PARKINSON’S
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
VOCAL FOLD PATHOLOGIES
VENTILATOR / TRACH WEANING
DYSPHAGIA
SPINAL CORD INJURY
SLEEP APNEA

The Science

 

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 Parkinson’s (16). Furthermore, RMT in athletes and healthy individuals using The Breather led to improved respiratory functions, heart rate, peripheral muscle strength and exercise performance.

The Breather applies the method of resistive RMT, in contrast to the second widely used threshold method. Comparative evidence has reported similar overall efficacy of the two methods, with higher quality of life scores achieved by resistive RMT.

FEATURES

  • Resistive Inspiratory and Expiratory Muscle Therapy (RMT)
  • Adjustable and independent pressure settings
  • Patient can be in any position for therapy
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Reimbursable through Medicare
  • Free and easy self-paced video protocol training for therapist and patient.

What Therapists and Patients Say

JUNE, 69, PARTIAL LUNG REMOVAL, MICHIGAN

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“I have been using the Breather 2 1/2 years and truly believe the Breather helped to improve and expand my lungs and taught me to inhale more deeply and improve my lung capacity….I hope this will help others to look forward to a healthier life with similar surgeries. The Breather has become a part of everyday life.”