Altered breathing patterns brought on by life, stress, pain and injury can alter the biomechanics of the trunk and the biochemistry of the blood system and produce negative effects on the health of the body. Faulty patterns will alter the function of the thorax, cervical spine and spine control. Dysfunctional breathing patterns are rarely looked at as being a possible cause of spinal dysfunctions as well as propagating continued pain patterns. Fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain chronic chest pain, gut pain, chronic fatigue can all be aggravated and prolonged by dysfunctional breathing patterns. Sleep apnea is also becoming a significant factor in accidents, mood disorders and cardiovascular disease. For those Therapists who work in the acute care realm, the diaphragm is now being studied extensively due to the dysfunction that occurs with mechanical ventilation utilized in surgeries, injury and disease.
Dysfunction of the respiratory complex, trunk muscular imbalances, muscular inhibition and weakness, myofascial restrictions, loss of axial rotation and chronic hyperventilation, all have significant effects on posture, trunk stability, chronic pain, upper extremity and lower extremity function and motion.
This seminar will deal with the various pathologies that are related to altered breathing patterns and respiratory dysfunction as well as learning and understanding the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the thorax and the physiology of respiratory system. It will enable the student to connect the negative effects of dysfunction of respiration and the diaphragm to specific pathologies.
Altered Breathing Patterns and Disorders: Their Impact on Health, Posture, Pain and Stress will be an adjunct for any spinal health platform. It is essential that the student comprehend how dysfunctional breathing patterns and their consequences are involved with chronic pain, spinal dysfunction and certain disease processes. It is equally important that the student understand the importance of regaining and maintaining good respiratory function for spine health and overall patient well being.
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Video Course Format: Video
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- Function and dysfunction of the Diaphragm
- Autonomic nervous system
- Sub optimal breathing patterns
- over-inflation and upper chest breathing
- Diaphragm and thoracic restrictions effects on the lumbar spine/ hips, C spine and UE
- Respiratory alkalosis/hyperventilation and the consequences
- Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain
- Sleep apnea
- Balance dysfunction with respiration
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional improving mobility of the thorax and improve dysfunctional breathing of their patients to reduce pain and dysfunction.
- Recognize the autonomic nervous system and its function.
- Identify suboptimal breathing patterns and their effect on the cervical spine and chronic pain
- Identify the different types of sleep apnea
- List three physiological consequences of respiratory alkalosis
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Respiratory Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Instructional Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Debra Dent owns Cross Border Seminars and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service