AEROBIKA® OPEP Device with Manometer Adapter

The AEROBIKA® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System with the manometer adapter helps monitor expiratory pressures while providing visual feedback on exhalation.

As the user exhales, the manometer gauge will rise. For each exhalation effort, the goal is to keep the gauge within the green zone (ideally between 10-20 cm H20) to maximize treatment effectiveness. Use of the manometer adapter may help patients unfamiliar with the proper breathing technique for OPEP therapy but is also a helpful reminder for seasoned users.

The AEROBIKA® OPEP device is convenient, user-friendly and provides clinicians and their patients with a means for reliable, drug-free, natural airway clearance. It opens weak or collapsed airways by creating positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which helps move mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out.



How It Works


  1. Before Use: Airways inflamed, collapsed, and plugged with mucus.
  2. As you exhale through the device while keeping the manometer gauge in the green zone, positive pressure will hold the airways open. Think of how you feel when you blow up a balloon. It is the positive pressure that holds the balloon open. Inside your lungs, the positive pressure opens up small airways that may be blocked by mucus.
  3. As the airways open, the device switches quickly between higher and lower resistance. This may feel like vibrations or pulses which act to loosen the mucus from the walls of your lungs. The frequency of the oscillations closely match the ones within your lungs, helping move mucus to the larger airways. This makes it easier for you to cough up the secretions.
  4. With the airways opened and the mucus moved out of the airways, your inhaled medication may work better.1

How To Use

AEROBIKA® OPEP Device Manometer

  1. CLOSE LIPS around mouthpiece
  2. INHALE and HOLD for 2-3 seconds
  3. EXHALE – slowly but firmly for at least 3 to 4 seconds
  4. REPEAT and cough as directed

These are shortened user instructions. Always review the complete instructions that came with your device.