Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders, A Multidisciplinary Approach

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders

A Multidisciplinary Approach

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Registered Osteopathic Practitioner and Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK; Dinah Bradley, DipPhys, NZRP, MNZSP, Private Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, Breathing Works, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand; and Chris Gilbert, PhD, Psychologist, Chronic Pain Management Program, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA


The structure and function of breathing. Patterns of breathing dysfunction in hyperventilation syndrome. Biochemical influences on breathing. Biomechanical influences on breathing. Interaction of psychological and emotional effects with breathing dysfunction. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of thoracic and respiratory dysfunction. Physiotherapy breathing rehabilitation strategies. Self-regulation of breathing. Other breathing issues. Self-help approaches: reducing shoulder movement during breathing.