This self-therapy is effective in helping to promote and maintain bronchial hygiene in clients affected with the following conditions:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects a high percentage of the Australian population. Most pathologies encompassed by COPD are characterised by both hypersecretion of mucus and breathing difficulties.
FLUTTER® can be used by anybody anywhere, thus improving compliance. FLUTTER® is easy to use, safe and economical.
Mucus clearance is one of the main objectives linked to good pulmonary hygiene and the prevention of infections.
Clinical studies demonstrate that FLUTTER® improves lung hygiene.
How it works
The FLUTTER® mucus clearance device is a small, handheld device that provides positive expiratory pressure for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions.
The principle of the FLUTTER® as a mucus clearance device is based on its ability to:
Vibrate the airways (which loosens mucus from the airway walls)
Intermittently increase endobronchial pressure (which helps maintain the patency of the airways during exhalation so that mucus does not become trapped as it moves up the airways)
Accelerate expiratory airflow (which facilitates the upward movement of mucus through the airways so that it can be more easily cleared).