The Benefits of PEP Therapy
Achieving clear airways is a critical component of treatment for people with chronic respiratory diseases. Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy can be used to help those with excessive lung secretions (mucous) or with difficulty clearing secretions, including patients suffering from COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis and lung infections.
PEP is a breathing device which uses inhalation and exhalation to keep your lungs healthy. The device acts to:
- Increase or maintain your inhaled lung volume (amount of air you breathe in)
- Rid excess mucous from your lungs (by increasing the resistance when you breathe out)
- Decreases your risk of developing lung infections
When exhaling, the PEP device provides vibrations you will feel in the airways of your lungs. The Acapella® Vibratory PEP system combines the benefits of PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions. Patients are able to stand, sit, recline and move freely while using the device. The treatment can be individualised for your personal needs by adjusting the flow, frequency and resistance.
Learning to use the PEP device is easy. You can view the Acapella Vibratory PEP on our website – shipping included! Click Here