Physiotherapy Course Summary:
Learn breathing retraining techniques developed by Tess Graham to relieve conditions where a dysfunctional breathing pattern is characteristic including asthma, chronic anxiety, snoring, sleep apnoea. Add a rewarding dimension to your practice.
CPD ALERT: 15% discount for Physiosure members
Dysfunctional breathing is defined as a behaviour which compromises physiology. It underlies many chronic disorders. It is however rarely recognised or treated, as assessment of a person’s baseline breathing pattern is not part of standard medical diagnosis.
Physiotherapists with knowledge and skills in breathing pattern assessment and retraining have enormous potential to assist people with:
• Asthma, Allergies, Nasal Problems, Dyspnoea
• Snoring, Sleep Apnoea, Insomnia
• Anxiety & Panic Disorders
• Mouth Breathing, Airway & Orthodontic Issues
• Poor exercise capacity; seeking enhanced sports performance
Clinical data show > 90% of people experience significant relief of symptoms within 5 days.
Two levels of training are offered:
LEVEL 1: ESSENTIAL BREATHING SKILLS Nov 8-9, 2018
Introductory level of assessment and correction of dysfunctional breathing. (L1 Total CPD hours: 16)
• A procedure to identify & assess dysfunctional breathing habits
• Understand the mechanical, physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of dysfunctional breathing
• Techniques to relieve acute symptoms
• Integrating physiologically normal breathing into physio, rehab, psych therapy, ADL,yoga, Pilates, meditation for enhanced effects
FEE: $825 ($750 + GST)
$701.25 with Physiosure 15% discount
Inclusions: Course Notes & Workbook, 2 x 60min follow-on mentoring (online)
LEVEL 2: ESSENTIALS OF BREATHING RETRAINING Nov 10-11, 2018
This training reviews and expands upon Level 1 training, teaches the skills and structure for delivering effective breathing retraining programs, goes deeper into theory, practice and application, includes personal experience of breathing retraining, and is followed by a 6-month mentoring program. (90 mins/mth/6mths). (L2 Total CPD hours: 23)
Pre-requisite: Level 1 training. Level 2 may immediately follow Level I training.
Level 2 includes:
• Delivering breathing retraining programs to adults and children
• Techniques to restore comfortable, nose-diaphragm breathing, good posture, optimal rate, rhythm, tidal volume and O2/CO2 balance
• Techniques to reset medullary respiratory drive
• Buteyko Method techniques
• Integrating better breathing into speech, sleep, exercise, pulmonary rehab, and stress and pain management
• Tailoring breathing retraining to the individual
• Practice, role playing
• Extensive discussion of case studies
• Working with doctors and healthcare professionals
• Monthly mentoring via Zoom videoconferencing for 6 months
BONUS INCLUSIONS LEVEL 2
• Practice development modules
• Personal experience of breathing retraining
• 1 hr of outdoor breathing coaching in exercise (hill walk or jog)
FEE: $1298 ($1180 + GST)
$1103.30 (with Physiosure 15% discount)
Inclusions: Course Notes & Workbook, Certificate of Attendance, 6 months mentoring program
With the high and increasing prevalence of breathing-related disorders there is a huge need for physiotherapists skilled in breathing assessment and breathing retraining.
Physiotherapist Tess Graham has extensive clinical and research experience in breathing assessment and breathing therapy. Tess has worked in this field for 25 yrs with 6500 people. She teaches physios, psychs, speech pathologists, osteos, OTs and sleep-dental health professionals in Australia and abroad.