How We Breathe

Online Course: How We Breathe

Correctly identify breathing pattern disorders in your patients

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Presented by:

Tania Clifton-Smith

Physiotherapist with 30 year's experience in the field of breathing dysfunction and cofounder of Breathing Works

1-1.5 hours

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Breathing is one of our most crucial functions and is essential to our health. However, while it is necessary for survival, our breathing pattern is often disrupted. This disruption has a negative impact on a number of systems, including our biomechanics, biochemistry and even psychophysiology. Thus, the way we breathe is relevant to all areas of physiotherapy. This course introduces the basics of how we breathe, as well as exploring the history, definition and epidemiology of breathing pattern disorders.


This course aims to introduce how we breathe and how altered breathing patterns can impact on health.


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

  1. Videos
  2. Reading Activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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