Breathing is the foundation of health & wellbeing

Bradcliff are world leaders in education, assessment and treatment of BREATHING pattern disorders and dysfunction

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...

Listen to health experts talk about the benefits of physiotherapy for asthma, COPD and other breathing disorders:

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Breathing is the foundation of health and wellness

At Breathing Works, we receive patient enquiries on a daily basis from all over New Zealand, requesting information about services in their region. This patient demand has identified the need for a nationwide 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...

Practitioner Certification - Upcoming Courses

BradCliff Method Level 1 Course - Auckland, NZ

Sat 26 May 2018 (8:30 AM) - Sun 27 May 2018 (3:30 PM)

Auckland University of Technology - North Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, 0627, New Zealand

This evidence based program founded by the world renowned leaders in dysfunctional breathing will introduce you to the concepts of breathing dysfunction. Our programme is open to registered physiotherapists who have a particular interest in the role of breathing and respiration, and its links to balanced health and enhanced recovery.

BradCliff Method Level 2 Course - Auckland, NZ

Sat 11 Aug 2018 (8:30 AM) - Sun 12 Aug 2018 (3:30 PM)

Auckland University of Technology - North Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, 0627, New Zealand

This two day course builds on the Level 1 Course with advanced assessment and treatment techniques, as well as covering specific treatment populations. Inspiratory Muscle Training is covered in depth, and Voice and Performance assessment and treatment introduced.

BradCliff Method Level 3 Course - Auckland, NZ

Sat 25 Aug 2018 (8:30 AM) - Sun 26 Aug 2018 (3:30 PM)

This two day course will focus on more advanced principles and practical application of breathing pattern disorders through analysis of case studies, problem solving, assessment and treatment of a patient. The goal of this course is to build on prior knowledge gained from Level 1 and Level 2.

BradCliff Method Level 1 Course - Calgary, Canada

Fri 28 Sep 2018 (8:30 AM) - Sat 29 Sep 2018 (3:30 PM)

This evidence based program founded by the world renowned leaders in dysfunctional breathing will introduce you to the concepts of breathing dysfunction. Our programme is open to registered physiotherapists and registered respiratory therapists who have a particular interest in the role of breathing and respiration, and its links to balanced health and enhanced recovery.

BradCliff Method Level 2 Course, Calgary, Canada

Sun 30 Sep 20188:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This one day course builds on the Level 1 Course with advanced assessment and treatment techniques, as well as covering specific treatment populations. Inspiratory Muscle Training is covered in depth, and Voice and Performance assessment and treatment introduced.

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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.

BradCliff Breathing can help.