Diagnosis and recognition of functional breathing pattern disorders has entered the diagnostic repertoires of clinicians in all areas of health care, from neurology to women’s health, psychiatry to respiratory medicine, cardiology to sports medicine and more. The topic is included in current undergraduate physiotherapy training. Read the full BradCliff Story...
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It was worth the long journey
The BradCliff Breathing Level 1 course had a high standard in relation to the subject Dysfunctional Breathing/Breathing Pattern Disorders and Breathing Retraining. It was a great combination of theory and practice. I enjoyed the many “hands-on” sessions and the small group discussions on the subject. The BradCliff team were experienced, had know-how and specialist knowledge on DB/BPD and Breathing Retraining and they complimented each other in a natural and positive way. This course gave me further and more detailed knowledge and the confidence to upgrade the Breathing Retraining Program at our clinic in Copenhagen. I’m looking forward to come back in August and join the BradCliff level 2 course!
— Lone Schaadt, Physiotherapist at Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Interesting how breathing affects so many conditions!
Thank you, very enjoyable and well organised course in a friendly, welcoming environment. Pippa was really practical and delivered a great overview. Well worth the trip from Bunbury. Interesting how breathing affects so many conditions!
— Therese Reeves, Physiotherapist based in Bunbury, WA, Australia
At Breathing Works, we receive patient enquiries on a daily basis from all over the world, requesting information about services in their region. This patient demand has identified the need for a global network. There is a huge potential for growth in this area of healthcare and if physiotherapists fail to provide it, we’ll lose yet another unique physiotherapy skill to other professions. Read more...
Sat 15 Jun 2019 (8:30 AM) - Sun 16 Jun 2019 (4:00 PM)
DMA Clinical Pilates & Physiotherapy, 1 Yarra Street, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141, Australia
An introduction to concepts of Breathing Dysfunction
Sat 24 Aug 2019 (8:30 AM) - Sun 25 Aug 2019 (3:30 PM)
Auckland University of Technology - North Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, 0627, New Zealand
This two day course builds on Level 1 with advanced assessment and treatment techniques.
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Do you have a breathing pattern disorder?
Typical symptoms are:
- Frequent sighing and yawning
- Breathing discomfort*
- Disturbed sleep
- Erratic heartbeats*
- Feeling anxious and uptight
- Pins and needles
- Upset gut/nausea
- Clammy hands
- Chest Pains*
- Shattered confidence
- Tired all the time
- Achy muscles and joints
- Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out
- Irritability or hypervigilance
- Feeling of 'air hunger'
- Breathing discomfort
*Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Try checking your breathing:
Our natural breathing pattern is:
- Breathing in and out through the nose
- Low chest/abdominal pattern
- 10-14 breaths per minute
- A relaxed pause at the end of the out-breath
When in doubt, breathe out.
It changed the way I approached breathing with patients
The BradCliff course changed the way I approach breathing with all my patients. I really learned where and how I wasn't taking my patients far enough to get a full and permanent change in their breathing patterns. The courses were well organized, full of useful case studies and there was great clinical discussion. I am much more effective in communicating with my patients and my colleagues about why breathing matters and how it needs to be considered as the baseline for treatment for a variety of symptoms. Thanks to the BradCliff courses my patients are working harder and breathing better than ever before.
— Lisa Eaton, Physical Therapist at Cascade Dizziness & Balance Physical Therapy based in Seattle, United States