Dysfunctional Breathing

Dysfunctional Breathing

An online course for physical therapists / physiotherapists
One of the best course, brainstorming, making you think in all possible directions. A holistic approach considering how one breathes and the influence breathing could have towards a presenting condition. My approach towards patients presenting with tight muscle structure and stress is going change from now.
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In this course we explore Dysfunctional Breathing. It has been reported that around 10% of patients can exhibit hyperventilation syndrome, a condition at the extreme end of the dysfunctional breathing scale. However a much greater number of people have a more subtle, yet clinically significant, breathing pattern disorder. These breathing disorders can mimic many pain presentations including back and neck pain and so it is very important that we are aware of the potential for this to be a part of our clients presentation so that we can manage them effectively.


To gain an understanding of Dysfunctional Breathing and its potential impact on our clients. How to assess for this condition and treat it effectively drawing on the latest evidence.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:


Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.

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