AirPhysio is a handheld OPEP airway physiotherapy device, is a mucus clearance device used in hospitals for treatment of respiratory conditions like Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPDs), atelectasis, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, Bronchiectasis, etc…
What is Happening in My Lungs Which Makes it Hard to Breathe?
With a respiratory condition like Asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, etc… When the airways become inflamed, they produce an excess of this mucus. This excess mucus can weigh down the cilia (hairs), potentially damaging them and making the mucociliary escalator less effective. This makes it harder to move out of the airways and can lead to a build-up of mucus in the lungs, creating an obstruction in your airways, making it harder to breathe.
This mucus is the body’s natural protection against foreign particles like smoke, pollution, pollen and bacteria (particles which can cause inflammation in our airways).
Why is AirPhysio Needed?
AirPhysio is a simple mucus clearance and lung expansion device.
The ball bearing creates a seal with the cone, so that when you blow into the device, it creates a back pressure in your lungs, helping to open up the airways, loosening any blockages, expanding your lungs.
When the ball bearing lifts off the cone, the air rushing out of the cone also helps to push the mucus up and out of the lungs.
This happens between 25-35 times per second, shaking your airway walls and helping expedite both processes, mobilising the mucus and moving it into the throat to cough out naturally, helping prevent your condition from getting worse which could be leading to further complications.
For a more in-depth understanding of the device and this process, please feel free to read the short paper from Griffith University below.
See what some of our people have said about AirPhysio
The patient has been able to clear his chest of congestion with the AirPhysio. It has been an excellent device, easy to use and very effective. He lives in the country and could not attend a physiotherapist even if could afford to go everyday which is what he would have needed. Thank you for your help. I will be definitely recommending your product and will no doubt purchase one for our family use as it would be great.Jacquie Barnes – RN1 General Practice Nurse
I have suffered from asthma since I was a kid, and the attacks got worse when I became a mother of three young active boys. My day is typically busy and I would often go to bed exhausted and then wake up the next day wheezing and needing my inhaler. A good friend of mine suggested that I try AirPhysio device and for three weeks I used the AirPhysio device every night before going to bed. I noticed the quality of my sleep has gotten better and my breathing easier since using the device. I have not had an asthma attack since. I am so happy with the AirPhysio device that I am going to continue to use it every night to keep my asthma symptoms at bay.Maria Lourdes Tala