Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy: What is it, and How Does It Work?

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Oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) is a drug-free therapy that helps clear secretions from the lungs and expand the lung’s air capacity. OPEP therapy uses small hand-held devices to support the lung’s natural cleaning mechanism and to provide an effective barrier to foreign particles. The body has primary defence mechanisms to fight invading respiratory pathogens.…

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Oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure: The Ball Game for Your Lungs

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Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) therapy helps mucus secretion and lung function by creating positive pressure and vibration in the lungs. This can be achieved by simultaneously exhaling against resistance and creating oscillation or vibration. During OPEP, the inhale is unloaded, so the user is asked to inhale first and then to exhale through the…

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