Choice of the right incentive spirometer can depend on a number of factors, including the outcome you wish to achieve, resistance level, age of the user, term of use and comfort.
Spirometers are mainly used in two ways, either for short term use to assess the lung function of patients or longer term use to improve overall breathing strength and technique over regular, frequent use. They can be useful for pre or post-op patients, for athletes, or anyone wanting to increase lung capacity, lower heart rate, blood lactate and breathing rate. Different spirometers come with varying functions and range from disposable types for single-patient use to washable, reusable spirometers. At Northside Medical Supply we carry a variety of spirometers for different uses.