The Acapella PEP Vibratory Therapy System is an ingenious pulmonary therapy device that uses the air in the lungs to help break up mucus and other fluids and help restore healthy lung function.
Positive Expiratory Pressure, or PEP, therapy increases the resistance during exhalation, which forces the lungs to work harder and expand the walls. The added rocker mechanism in the Acapella Vibratory PEP Therapy System causes the outward flow of air to vibrate inside the lungs, loosening the phlegm and mucus that builds on the walls of the pulmonary system. Ideal for people suffering with lung and airway impairments such as Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, or COPD, the Acapella device breathes new life into any tired chest.
Simple and easy to use, the Acapella Vibratory PEP Therapy System accommodates any lung capacity, from pediatric applications to geriatric applications, and anyone in between. The 22mm diameter mouthpiece allows the unit to be used with a breathing mask or Nebulizer. With adjustable resistance tuning also built into the device, customizing the beneficial expiratory pressure to a variety of different individuals is as simple as turning a dial.
The Acapella PEP Vibratory Therapy System is available in both low and high pressure options, color-coded, each with their own resistance dials to customize the exhalation rate. The green Acapella-DH unit is designed for high flow heavier breathers, with the capacity to exhale at 15 lpm and above for three seconds. The blue Acapella-DM is for lower expiratory flow rates, or 15 lpm and below. A new model, the Acapella Choice PEP Vibratory Therapy System allows for a greater range of resistance tuning, and as an added benefit, the device can be disassembled and cleaned in the dishwasher.
All models of the Acapella respiratory device can be used in virtually any position, as opposed to many resistance breathing devices which require the individual to lay flat or perform certain movements during applications. The Acapella is different, the unique vibrating rocker arm works independent of the device’s orientation, and will not simply stop because the user’s head is at an angle.
Because of the Acapella PEP Therapy Device’s compact size and lightweight design, it can be easily carried along wherever it is needed. Providing the same complete resistance and vibratory therapy applications that are found in many respiratory hospitals and pulmonary centers, the Acapella allows patients to mobilize pulmonary secretions from the comforts of their own homes. Patients are more likely to administer treatments when they are readily made available, and the low cost of the Acapella System allows a greater number of patients the option for safe, effective treatment.
Whether suffering from debilitating respiratory limitations, or simply trying to efficiently remove chest congestion without resorting to taking medications or costly doctor’s visits, the Acapella Vibratory PEP Therapy System is a perfect choice. The convenient ability to adjust for various users, the simple interface, a compact lightweight design and remarkably effective results all combine to create one outstanding therapy device.