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Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders, 2nd Edition

A Multidisciplinary Approach


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This book is intended to help practitioners understand the causes and effects of disordered breathing and to provide strategies and protocols to help restore normal function. Fully updated throughout, this volume has been completely revised to guide the practitioner in the recognition of breathing pattern disorders and presents the latest research findings relating to the condition including a range of completely new techniques - many from an international perspective - to help restore and maintain normal functionality. Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the breathing techniques discussed in the book.

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New to This Edition

    • Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the breathing techniques discussed in the book
    • Includes the latest protocols on breathing rehabilitation
    • Includes specialist chapters on breathing dysfunction associated with pain syndromes such as pain of pelvic origin and other unexplained medical conditions
    • Discusses the use of capnography in assessment and rehabilitation
    • Includes discussion of Vojta/Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Therapy

Key Features

    • Carefully prepared by a global team of renowned experts under the guidance of Leon Chaitow
    • Focuses on practical, validated, and clinically relevant information
    • Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding
    • Contains clinical cases to ensure full comprehension of the topics explored
    • Suitable for physiotherapists, manual therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, osteopathic physicians and chiropractors, massage therapists, Pilates and yoga teachers & therapists, Tai chi and Feldenkrais practitioners, athletic coaches and voice-coaches

Published Reviews

    "...this far-reaching book covers everything one would wish to learn about breathing pattern disorders - I feel it is an essential source of reference and information to all health professionals working in this area...I would urge everyone interested in the subject to place an order..."

    Anne Pitman MCSP SRP, Manual Therapy, October 2002

    “The whole book is well illustrated and referenced, provides practical case examples and sensible cautions….I cannot think of anything they have left out.”

    Ashley Conway. Journal of Holistic Healthcare: Volume 4 Issue 4 November 2007

    Patients with common psychological dysfunction including anxiety, low mood and depression, sleep disorder, chronic low energy syndromes etc., all can respond well when the breath cycle is identified and adapted by cognitive processes.

    This text is the most comprehensive of its kind and the clinical application of the content so broadly based it deserves a wide readership.

    Donald Scott, Osteopath, UK

    This is an extremely well-detailed book and I love how it explores all areas of breathing i.e. the psychological, emotional and physical elements of the process.

    Eva Au Zveglic, Specialised Respiratory Physiotherapist, UK

    This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in breathing from whatever discipline they belong to.

    Anne Pitman, Physiotherapy, Devonshire Place, London, UK

    As the current title suggests, I feel the book appropriately covers multidisciplinary management strategies of BPD which is an extremely important aim given that the disorder is so complex with multiple aetiologies and no single assessment or treatment tool.

    Kate Bazin. Physiotherapist, UK

    Breathing is an overlooked part of human function. We need more information about breathing as it is such an important prerequisite for the normal functioning of so many other body systems.

    Ken Crenshaw, Head Athletic Trainer of the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Team, USA

    As clinical practitioners we must always be aware of causation, maintaining and exacerbating factors. Abnormal breathing has the ability to be all three of these.

    T. Hewetson, Lecturer in Osteopathy, Oxford, UK

    This is not a perfect all-encompassing textbook.That was not its purpose. As a catalyst for stimulating further exploration and for use as a reference in clinical work of wide-ranging paradigms it succeeds admirably.

    David Propert, British School of Osteopathy, UK, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (August 2014) 

Author Information

    By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK; Christopher Gilbert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Human Services Department, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ and Dinah Bradley, DipPhys, NZRP, MNZSP, Private Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, Breathing Works, Auckland, New Zealand

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Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 320 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4980-4
  • Copyright: 2014