Advantages of G5® Devices for Respiratory Therapists

Physical therapists and respiratory therapists alike will find that the multidirectional percussive functionality of G5® devices offers incredible results for professionals and patients alike.

  • Consistent postural drainage – G5® percussors never tire while uniformly providing oscillating vibrations to the chest wall, lower back, upper back, lower ribs, and shoulder blades.
  • Comfort for the patient – G5® Directional-Percussion™ technology combines vibration and chest percussion to create a powerful yet comfortable gyratory pulsation. You can safely use our devices on bare skin, even when using high-frequency settings.
  • Variable settings – Precise controls let you alter penetration depth to meet individual patients’ needs; fine application of our devices’ multidirectional oscillation and variable speed frequencies allow for optimized clearance of lung segments.
  • Easy to use – Operating a G5® Directional Stroking® percussor is intuitive and can easily complement other manual airway clearance techniques.
  • Superior directional control – Our devices offer therapists superior directional control, which helps prevent the stagnation of secretions in the major bronchi, which can cause transient hypoxia and dyspnea.
  • Reduced practitioner fatigue – Many healthcare professionals report feeling less tired after using G5® devices compared to manual cupped hand or flat hand techniques for chest physiotherapy (CPT).
  • Improved patient airway clearance – Our devices help clear mucus/sputum from larger airways.
  • Gentle enough for pediatric use – Older children experiencing certain lung infections or conditions may benefit from use of G5® percussive devices during chest physical therapy sessions.
  • Complements active cycle of breathing techniques – Percussive devices like G5® can complement deep breathing exercises,* including huffing, autogenic drainage, and forced exhalation techniques.
  • Adjust use based on patient needs – You can use our devices in conjunction with any postural drainage position, not just vertically along standard drainage tables.

Which Patients Benefit from G5® Percussion Modalities?

G5® percussion modalities are designed to treat patients of all ages who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, irregular breathing or coughing patterns, or experience other conditions that may benefit from respiratory therapy.

Our percussion modalities assist therapists performing pulmonary drainage procedures, which aid in lung ventilation and pulmonary hygiene. Specifically, our devices help professionals remove accumulated secretions that cause increased airway obstruction and infection.

Respiratory Therapy Applications of G5® Devices

Our devices can aid in the treatment of many conditions, including:

  • Atelectasis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic emphysema
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Lung infections
  • Postoperative lung drainage
  • Tracheostomy

G5® Massage Modalities are the ONLY percussion products authorized by the Chinese SFDA to be used in the intensive respiratory care departments of Chinese hospitals.

*Studies mentioned do not use G5® brand devices, although our devices mimic the techniques mentioned therein.