Respiration and the Thorax: Essential Tools for Recognizing and Treating Dysfunction in the Thorax and Respiratory System
The Thorax is a vital component of spinal function. It is the center of trunk rotation and the center of the respiratory system. The Thorax is a prime base for muscle and fascial connections that affect the cervical and lumbo/pelvic regions. It contains the diaphragm which is vital in the function of respiration and trunk stability. The diaphragm has intimate connections, muscularly and neurologically with the lumbar spine, cervical spine, abdominals and pelvic floor.
Functional knowledge of the respiratory system and how it integrates with the thorax as well as understanding the intimate details of the biomechanics of the thorax will enable the student to connect and integrate the functional thorax into whole body mechanics.
Recognizing, evaluating and treating dysfunctional breathing and restricted thorax mobility is the focus of this seminar. Faulty breathing patterns are rarely looked at as being a possible cause of spinal dysfunctions as well as propagating continued pain patterns. This seminar will deal specifically with respiration, thorax mobility and evaluation and treatment techniques for respiratory dysfunction.
Respiration and the Thorax: Essential Tools for Recognizing and Treating Dysfunction in the Thorax and Respiratory System will be an adjunct for any spinal health platform. It is imperative that normal breathing patterns are regained and maintained for spine health and overall patient well being.
|Contact Hours: 3|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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- Thorax Anatomy
- Thoracic Biomechanics
- CT junction and TL junction mechanics
- Muscles of Inspiration
- Muscles of expiration
- Mechanics of breathing
- Normal breathing-mechanical effects
- Physiology of Respiration
- Lung volumes
- Lung perfusion
- blood pH, hypercapnia and hypocapnia responses
- Function of the Diaphragm
o Practical Lab Content:
- Diaphragmatic, lateral costal, sternal, apical breathing
- Decompression techniques for thorax mobility
- First rib and CT junction active mobs
- Shoulder function
- Measuring Chest Expansion, Bradcliffe ski jump and angles
- Thorax and breathing exercises
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on techniques to improve mobility and stability of the thorax and trunk and improve respiration.
- Identify the anatomy and biomechanics of inspiration
- List the biomechanics of a thoracic ring.
- Recognize the physiology of breathing and how altered pH can affect the body.
- List two functions of the diaphragm.
- Identify limited chest expansion and Bradcliffe angles and ski jumps
- Identify limited latera costal breathing and how to facilitate normal lateral costal breathing
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Contact Hours: 3 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 and Respiratory Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Instructional Level: Essential
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 is employed by 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
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