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AirPhysio User Guide & FAQ's

  • Clear Mucus

    The AirPhysio device removes mucus by utilising oscillations (vibrations) to enable smooth movement. This will enable easier breathing and improve any respiratory conditions.

  • Open and expand airways

    AirPhysio assists to open blocked airways to breathe easier to help you access your full lung capacity.

  • Improve overall lung health and function

    Improve day to day breathing by using the AirPhysio device twice per day. This device can help to slow down the progression and prevent some respiratory conditions from forming.

 How to Use the AirPhysio Device

1. Take a deep abdominal breath and fill your lungs completely

2. Hold your breath for 2 to 3 seconds

3. Place the AirPhysio in your mouth and exhale at a consistent pace for 3-5 seconds until you empty your lungs. Take it easy and don’t blow too hard, too quickly as it may make you feel tight in the chest.

4. The aim is to make the steel ball oscillate (move) so it lifts slightly off the cone. Most people can achieve this without too much exertion, but it may take a little while to train up your lung capacity.

5. Adjust the device so the cap faces the ceiling and tilt it until you achieve maximum vibrations in your chest. To amplify the effect in your chest, try to keep your cheeks fully expanded.

6. After exhaling through the device, you may feel mucus gathering at the back of your throat or near the top of your lungs. If so, cough to expel the mucus.

7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 for approximately two times per minute for up to five minutes. To reduce the chance of feeling lightheaded, take two deep breaths between each session.

Tip: Use AirPhysio to improve the distribution and effectiveness of aerosol medication.

Frequently asked questions

What is a mucus clearance device?

A mucus clearance device is a medical device designed to help people with respiratory conditions to clear excess mucus from their airways. Mucus is a natural substance produced by the body to protect and lubricate the airways, but excess mucus can become thick and sticky, making it difficult to clear from the lungs. Mucus clearance devices work by providing oscillating positive pressure to the airways, which helps to vibrate and loosen the mucus, making it easier to cough up and clear from the lungs.

For more information, watch our youtube video here.

Is AirPhysio an inhaler?

No, AirPhysio is not an inhaler, nebuliser, spirometer, spray, or puffer. It operates on a different principle known as oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP).

Can my child use the device?

Yes, the AirPhysio can be used by children aged 5 years and up. We recommend the AirPhysio Mucus Clearance device for Children

How often should I be using the device? 

It is recommended to use the AirPhysio 1-2 times daily for 2-3 minutes. Regular use of the device will see improvements over time. Use the device 1 hour before bed to assist in clearing your lungs and in the morning.

What conditions does the device assist with? 

- Asthma
- COPD
- Bronchiectasis
- Recovery of colds and flu
- Lung expansion 

How do I get the ball to move when I breathe?

Make sure the cap is slightly angled and it is facing the ceiling. Hold a constant and breath for 3-5 seconds, do not try to blow too hard into the device otherwise the ball bearing will lift in the first breath.

Use the devices 1-2 times per minute and 10 times in total. It may take a few goes to lift the ball bearing and start the mucus clearing process. 

Click HERE to watch an instructional video.

How long does AirPhysio last?

The device itself does not have a fixed lifespan, but the lifespan of its components can vary depending on how often it is used and how well it is maintained. It is important to clean the device regularly as instructed by the manufacturer to prevent the buildup of debris and moisture to ensure optimal performance.

How quickly does it work? 

The AirPhysio device works instantly, it will improve breathing after using the device within the first few breaths.

The device is recommended to be used twice per day, which will assist with long term breathing. 

Do I need to take any medication when I use the device?

We advise seeking medical clearance and advise from your health professional prior to purchasing the AirPhysio device.

Where can I see the certifications and reports for AirPhysio?

View the latest AirPhysio certifications and reports here.

Which AirPhysio should I buy?

Choosing the right AirPhysio device will depend on your specific respiratory condition. There are a few different models of AirPhysio available, each designed for different types of respiratory conditions and levels of severity:

AirPhysio for Low Lung Capacity- Specifically designed for those with low lung capacity due to more severe respiratory conditions, such as management of asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis and/or recovery of colds and flu, including those of advanced age.

AirPhysio for Average Lung Capacity- Suitable for those with less severe respiratory conditions of asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis etc to improve their day-to-day breathing.

AirPhysio for Children- Designed for children recovering from colds and flu and for management of asthma.

AirPhysio Sports- Specifically designed for athletes and those who engage in strenuous physical activity. During exercise, the body requires more oxygen, and the lungs must work harder to supply the body with the necessary oxygen. AirPhysio Sports work by providing resistance to breathing, which can help strengthen the respiratory muscles and increase lung capacity. The device is also beneficial for athletes who suffer from conditions such as asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Read more: How to Choose the Right AirPhysio for You

Is AirPhysio safe?

AirPhysio is generally considered safe when used as directed by the manufacturer. It is a non-invasive, drug-free device that works by providing oscillating positive pressure to the airways, helping to clear mucus buildup and improve lung function.

Are there any potential side effects when using AirPhysio?

AirPhysio is designed to be safe and should not harm the lungs, however, some individuals may experience discomfort or irritation, especially if they have sensitive airways or a history of respiratory infections. For those with sensitive airways, we recommend starting with a low-pressure setting and gradually increasing as tolerated. This approach can help users acclimate to the device and reduce the likelihood of any discomfort during use.

Does AirPhysio require batteries or electricity to function?

No, AirPhysio does not require batteries or electricity to function. It operates solely based on the user's breath and airflow, making it a convenient and portable device that can be used anywhere, anytime, without the need for external power sources.

Can I get AirPhysio on prescription?

No, you do not need a prescription to purchase AirPhysio. However, if you have specific health concerns or conditions, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before incorporating AirPhysio into your routine. Individual responses to medical devices can vary, and personalised advice can help ensure that the device is used in a manner that is appropriate for your unique needs.

How long should I use AirPhysio?

AirPhysio devices are designed to complement your respiratory therapy and can be used for as long as you find them beneficial. The duration of use may vary based on individual needs, preferences, and health conditions. As you advance in your respiratory therapy journey, you have the option to upgrade your AirPhysio device to better suit your evolving needs. This adaptability ensures that you can continue to receive optimal respiratory support over time.

Do you have breathing exercises I can practise with my AirPhysio device?

1. Take a deep abdominal breath and fill your lungs completely

2. Hold your breath for 2 to 3 seconds

3. Place the AirPhysio in your mouth and exhale at a consistent pace for 3-5 seconds until you empty your lungs. Take it easy and don’t blow too hard, too quickly as it may make you feel tight in the chest.

4. The aim is to make the steel ball oscillate (move) so it lifts slightly off the cone. Most people can achieve this without too much exertion, but it may take a little while to train up your lung capacity.

5. Adjust the device so the cap faces the ceiling and tilt it until you achieve maximum vibrations in your chest. To amplify the effect in your chest, try to keep your cheeks fully expanded.

6. After exhaling through the device, you may feel mucus gathering at the back of your throat or near the top of your lungs. If so, cough to expel the mucus.

7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 for approximately two times per minute for up to five minutes. To reduce the chance of feeling lightheaded, take two deep breaths between each session.

TIP: Use AirPhysio to improve the distribution and effectiveness of aerosol medication.

This is just one of the basic breathing techniques you can practise with AirPhysio. For guides on other types of breathing exercises, check out our blog Breathing Exercises for Better Health: Techniques and How to Get Started

How do I assemble, disassemble and clean the device?

Assembly:

The AirPhysio comes assembled, containing the following parts and accessories:

- Circular cone
- Stainless steel ball
- Child-resistant protective cover
- Mouthpiece and base
- Mouthpiece cap

Disassembly:

To unlock the child-resistant clear top cap

1. Grasp the clear cap with one hand and the body with the other hand
2. Twist the cap 0.3” anti-clockwise (note: the cap may be stiff when twisting, (as to deter children from opening the device)
3. Lift the clear cap from the body of the device and disassemble for cleaning
4. Pull clear cap away from blue body

Cleaning:

How to clean the AirPhysio device (For Single-Patient Use of AirPhysio):

1. It is necessary to clean the AirPhysio device after each session to remove moisture and/or mucus from the internal components.
2. Disassemble your AirPhysio device
3. Wash in a solution of tap water and mild soap or detergent.
4. Rinse all components with tap water.
5. Wipe with a clean towel. Reassemble and store in a clean, dry location.
6. A more vigorous cleaning is recommended at least once a day. Wipe or rinse the already-cleaned components in an alcohol solution (ethyl or isopropyl alcohol) with a 60-90% concentration.

Can AirPhysio replace traditional breathing exercises or treatments?

No, AirPhysio should not replace traditional breathing exercises or treatments prescribed by your healthcare provider. 

AirPhysio is designed to complement these methods by assisting with breathing improvement and mucus clearing. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating AirPhysio or any other device into your treatment regimen.

Is AirPhysio covered by insurance?

No, AirPhysio is not typically covered by insurance. It's advisable to check with your insurance company directly to determine if AirPhysio is eligible for reimbursement or coverage under your plan.

Can I use AirPhysio during physical activity or exercise?

Using it during exercise may be hazardous and is not recommended, as it may interfere with your ability to breathe properly during physical exertion. 

It's best to incorporate AirPhysio into your pre- and post-exercise routine to maximise its benefits without compromising your safety during workouts.

Check out our blog on how you can better use AirPhysio to complement your exercises: A Runner's Guide to Improved Breathing and Lung Capacity

Is AirPhysio suitable for use at home and on the go?

Yes, AirPhysio is absolutely suitable for use at home and on the go!  For convenient portability, you can keep your device in the AirPhysio Travel Case (sold separately).  These cases come in both hard and soft options.

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