What is PEPE?
The PEPE is a hand held natural lung physiotherapy device. The PEPE uses both Positive Expiratory Pressure and oscillations. The Positive Expiratory Pressure opens up airways whilst the Oscillations help loosen and mobilise mucus and secretions in the lungs.
This combined action helps move the mucus up the airways so that it can be coughed out.
Why is Airway Clearance important?
In many chronic pulmonary conditions there is a build-up of secretions in the airways. These secretions, when stuck in the airways, make breathing difﬁcult, can block air passages, and provide an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply Therefore, airway clearance can be critical to your treatment. Daily airway clearance with the PEPE can help break this cycle of lung infection and damage.
How to use PEPE
How PEPE Works
The PEPE natural lung physio device helps facilitate mucus clearance. It vibrates the airways which loosens mucus and secretions from the airway wall. The intermittent increase in pressure helps keep the airways open during exhalation so that the mucus does not become trapped and can move up the airway. The rapid exhalation that creates the oscillations helps push the mucus up the airway to where it can be coughed out.
- Cystic Fibrosis
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Most other disorders resulting in retained secretions
- Lung strengthening and training