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How does the Therabubble™ work?

The Therabubble™ is a form of oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure therapy, commonly known as PEP therapy.  The PEP helps to splint open your airways and helps to reverse or prevent small airway collapse, known as atelectasis.  The Therabubble™ may subsequently help to speed up your recovery after surgery.  The oscillations (otherwise known as vibrations) help to dislodge sticky secretions in your airways.  Therefore, the PEP and oscillations help to improve respiratory function by assisting with secretion removal and improving ventilation of the lungs.

Can anyone use the Therabubble™?

The Therabubble™ provides a specific intervention for specific symptoms and clinical findings.  Some people may have symptoms or conditions that require precautions to be taken before using the Therabubble™, whilst it may not be suitable for others to use at all.  You should speak to your GP or other suitably qualified Health Professional to ensure the Therabubble™ is the right treatment of choice for you.  Other suitably qualified Health Professionals may include your Respiratory Physician, Physiotherapist, Respiratory Nurse or Exercise Physiologist.

Do I need to see my GP before using the Therabubble™?

Yes, you will need to speak with a GP or other suitably qualified Health Professional to ensure the Therabubble™ is the right treatment of choice for you.  Other suitably qualified Health Professionals may include your Respiratory Physician, Physiotherapist, Respiratory Nurse or Exercise Physiologist.

Is the Therabubble™ Australian Made?

Yes, the Therabubble™ is a proudly Australian Made and owned medical device.  Our company, Physiotherapy Innovations, has been licensed by the Australian Made Campaign Limited to use the Australian Made logo on its product - the Therabubble™.  Our Licensee ID number is 5976.

Where can I buy the Therabubble™?

You can purchase the Therabubble™ via our website www.therabubble.com.au  We accept payment via electronic banking transfer or credit card.  Please note, the credit card payment option does accrue a surcharge for processing.

If you are unable to make payment via these methods or have any concerns with internet use, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly on m) 0423 046 292.  We are happy to arrange your order over the phone.  We are also very happy to receive Australian Post money orders or personal cheques if this is your preferred method of payment.   Once payment has cleared into our account, your Therabubble™ will be sent to you.

What does it cost?

We aim to keep the Therabubble™ price very competitive to provide you with an affordable option for your respiratory therapy.  Please visit the website to see the current retail price.

www.therabubble.com.au

Do the different colours mean anything?

The Therabubble™ units are all made the same.  The colours do not represent different functions of the Therabubble™ units.  We use multiple colours to provide a pleasing variety to our patients.  We like to involve Australian children in naming the colours as we change them seasonally.  We hope that this will help the younger Therabubble™ users to be engaged with their therapy.  If you know a young person who may be interested in naming a new colour, please follow us on Facebook and keep an eye out for updates or leave us a message.

Can I share my Therabubble™ with someone else?

No, the Therabubble™ is for single patient use only.  This means that only you should use your Therabubble™.  It can be used by yourself multiple times, but never passed on to anyone else.

Do I need to read the instructions before use?

Yes, it is very important to read the instructions before use.  This will increase the safety when using the Therabubble™ for you and others.

Who helps to prescribe my treatment program?

A suitable Health Professional can prescribe you a treatment program.   This may include your Respiratory Physician, GP, Physiotherapist, Respiratory Nurse or Exercise Physiologist.

How often do I need to change the water in the Therabubble™?

Please refer to the instructions manual.  It is recommended that you change the water after each use to keep your reusable Therabubble™ clean.

How often do I need to clean my Therabubble™?

Please refer to the instructions manual.  You should clean the Therabubble™ after each use and leave it to dry before the next use.

How do I clean the Therabubble™?

Please refer to the instructions manual.  You can clean your Therabubble™ by taking all the components apart, rinsing them with warm soapy water and allowing them to dry thoroughly between use.    Alternatively, you can take apart your Therabubble™ and place them all into the dishwasher. **

** After cleaning in the dishwasher, inspect the valve to ensure no food products have become lodged in the valve or other parts in the dishwashing process.

Can I put the Therabubble™ into the dishwasher?

Please refer to the instructions manual.  Yes, you can clean your Therabubble™ by taking all the pieces apart and placing them into the dishwasher.**

** After cleaning in the dishwasher, inspect the valve to ensure no food products have become lodged in the valve or other parts in the dishwashing process.

When should I replace my Therabubble™?

Please refer to the instructions manual.  It is recommended that you replace your Therabubble™ annually.  However, depending on the frequency of use or misuse, you may need to replace your Therabubble™ earlier than recommended.  You should replace your Therabubble™ if:

• The water level markings are no longer clear

• It is visibly soiled

• There are significant scratches, cracks or breaks on the device

• The valve has been distorted or no longer works (e.g. by incorrect placement of the tubes)

• It is no longer able to maintain the correct positive expiratory pressure.

Can I buy a replacement?

In some instances, you may have received your Therabubble™ when you were in hospital.  If you need a replacement you are able to purchase them on line by visiting www.therabubble.com.au  Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact us on m) 0423 046 292 or email info@therabubble.com.au

What is the Therabubble™ made out of?

The Therabubble™ is made out of medical grade plastics.  Although some of the parts look like rubber, these are all soft plastics.  The medical grade plastics means that the parts are microbial resistant, impact resistant, heat resistant and chemical resistant.

Why is the container not clear?

This container plastic is the most suitable for the function of the medical device and is only available in the opaque texture.

Why are there different parts?

By having different parts, it is easier to disassemble the Therabubble™ for more thorough cleaning.  It also allows you to use spare parts for your next use whilst some of the parts are drying thoroughly.

Can I buy replacement parts whilst the others are drying or I have lost a part?

Yes, in fact we recommend this if you use your Therabubble™ frequently.  Between use, all parts should be dried thoroughly before your next use.  The valve and tubes take the longest to dry and are not able to be pat dried on the inside like the container and lid.  Therefore, particularly by having spare valves and tubes on hand, you are able to readily use your Therabubble™ for treatment when needed.

If you lose a part, you are able to purchase replacement parts from us.  To purchase any spare parts or replacement parts please visit the website www.therabubble.com.au , email us at info@therabubble.com.au or phone us on m) 0423 046 292

I feel that I need to change the length of the tubing, can I do this?

The length of the outer flexible tubing should not affect your results.  However, you should check this with your health professional who prescribed the Therabubble™ and developed your home program to ensure that this modification does not affect your therapy.

I want to change the water level because it is too easy or too hard, can I do this?

You should always seek the advice from your health professional who prescribed the Therabubble™ and developed your home program before changing anything about your program.

I am becoming breathless when using the Therabubble™, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I coughed up some blood after using the Therabubble™, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I don’t feel very well when I am using the Therabubble™ or after I have finished using it, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I feel pain, discomfort or have a headache when I am using the Therabubble™ or after I have finished using it, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I feel dizzy, light headed or faint when I am using the Therabubble™ or after I have finished using it, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I feel nauseous when I am using the Therabubble™ or after I have finished using it, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

I feel that I have a racing heart when I am using the Therabubble™ or after I have finished using it, what should I do?

Please stop use of the Therabubble™ and seek timely medical attention.

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+61 423 046 292

PO Box 3469

Loganholme Post Shop

Loganholme, QLD,

Australia, 4128

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your Doctor or Healthcare Professional. Your Physiotherapist will advise you whether Therabubble™ is suitable for you.

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