Swimming is Healthy
Swimming is gentle on your joints and ligaments. It is the best sport when you want to do something for your health, and it is the perfect exercise for building muscles and improving endurance. This makes swimming great for people with mobility issues due to injury or other reasons, such as a herniated disc. The Powerbreather helps people get back in the pool if mobility issues prevent them from turning their head to breathe.
Freestyle is a great way to improve your strength and endurance. Nevertheless, it is technically very demanding, which is one of the reasons doctors do not recommend it. Only a few people actually master it. Physiotherapists and orthopedists usually recommend swimming the breaststroke or backstroke. But breaststroke, in particular, can cause injuries of the cervical spine and knee joints as well.
That changes with the Powerbreather. The Powerbreather supplies the swimmer with fresh air, while the position of head and neck in the water remains straight, without the risk of hyperextension. Since it is no longer necessary to turn your head to the side for breathing, swimming freestyle and breaststroke becomes easier and less exhausting.
Asthma & COPD
Swimming and respiratory training are especially beneficial for people who suffer from lung diseases such as asthma & COPD. Different studies have shown that swimming can result in better endurance, quality of life and stamina for mastering daily activities than other fitness exercises.
People suffering from asthma & COPD benefit considerably from swimming with the Powerbreather. The Powerbreather facilitates training of breathing technique and respiratory muscles while swimming. Due to the valve technology of the FRESH AIR SYSTEM supports learning active diaphragmatic breathing – also called abdominal breathing.
Many Powerbreather customers suffering from Asthma and COPD have given positive feedback that their condition improved significantly after regular swimming with a Powerbreather.
Ask your Doctor
If you are interested in using Powerbreather in your rehabilitation or for Asthma & COPD. We always advise you to consult your doctor or medical specialist prior to use.