Physiotherapy Course Summary:
NOTE: Course includes MET, Positional Release and Myofascial pain management elements
By the end of the course the participant should have: • An understanding of the widespread influences of unbalanced breathing patterns on physical and emotional health in general, and the musculoskeletal system in particular, based on current clinical and research evidence • An understanding of the connection between unbalanced breathing and changes involving circulatory, neurological, psychological and metabolic processes, based on clinical and research evidence • An awareness of the connection between BPD and pelvic floor (and sacro-iliac) dysfunction • The ability to recognize signs and symptoms of functional breathing pattern disorders. • The ability to utilize a validated instrument (Nijmegen questionnaire) in assessing BPD • An awareness of a variety of evidence based, clinically useful, approaches to breathing rehabilitation, including the use of appropriate soft tissue and articular mobilization methods. • An increased ability to explain to clients the value of regularly applied rehabilitation (breathing exercises and mobilization methods) in the management of breathing pattern disorders • Greater awareness of various complementary approaches to rehabilitation of respiratory function – including nutritional
This course will explain the presentation and symptoms of, as well as rehabilitation strategies for, the widespread habit (mainly affecting females) of unbalanced respiration (breathing pattern disorder/BPD). New evidence will be offered linking BPD with disturbed autonomic balance, musculoskeletal and circulatory function, affecting pain thresholds, motor control, core stability and balance, as well as emotional liability. Safe rehabilitation methods will be demonstrated, taught and practiced.