Asthma Respiratory Foundation Conference 2016
Presented by Tania Clifton-Smith
There is great public and increasing professional interest in non-drug treatments for asthma, and respiratory disorders. The evidence base for the effectiveness of breathing training is improving with patient-reported outcomes such as symptoms, quality of life and psychological impact; and reduction in the use of rescue bronchodilator medication making a significant difference. Physiotherapists have worked with breathing dysfunction since the early 1950s assisting clients with breathing pattern education as well as advice in how to manage symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and excess mucus. Many people attend our clinics and are referred for help with their breathing dysfunction, education and management. This session introduces you to the key factors when identifying a breathing pattern disorder and a few simple techniques/tools to initiate awareness for the client.
This was a workshop which was not recorded on video.