Breathing plays a major role in kinetic chain dysfunction. Many fitness and medical professionals overlook the importance of breath in their performance and rehabilitation programs. Proper motor control, otherwise known as stability, encompassing timing and sequencing of the muscles in a chain of activation of the intrinsic core, is not possible in the absence of breathing dysfunction.
Postural control is first understood during developmental kinesiology, when we first learn to balance ourselves. Then, posture emerges from your life and the activities you participate in. We cannot separate posture from breathing, however. It was our first motor program and it is inherent in everything we do.
Therefore, a scientific and systematic approach to properly assessing and retraining the breath can be integrated into your training programs to improve neuromuscular efficiency, thereby preventing injury and enhancing performance in life and sport.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a study of breathing and postural control.
After completing this course, the participant will be able to
- Review anatomy/physiology of breathing and the role of the deep front fascial line and punctum fixum.
- Discuss the role of developmental kinesiology and primal reflexes in postural control.
- Identify assessment methods for postural and breathing dysfunction including compensatory strategies.
- Demonstrate correct applications of specific treatment interventions.
- Identify training strategies and concepts to integrate into life and sport.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand