Learn evidence-based breathing therapies that can effectively treat serious health conditions.
Did you know that breathing is a fundamental step to achieving optimal health and using the right techniques can improve the condition of people suffering from various health disorders?
Dr Rosalba Courtney ND DO PHD in Avalon NSW deepens your understanding of this in a training course that concentrates on the assessment and treatment of the underlying causes of dysfunctional breathing.
The course is designed for health practitioners who want to learn how to improve the airway function and breathing patterns of their patients in order to improve their conditions.
Module 1 will cover the neuromuscular and biomechanical systems of the body, while Module 2 centres on the biochemical and psychophysiological aspects.
The Integrative Breathing Therapy course combines the research studies of Dr. Courtney and her clinical experience as an osteopath, a breathing therapist and an integrative health practitioner.
Modules 1 and 2 lay the groundwork for the application of Rosalba’s multifaceted model of dysfunctional breathing, breathing assessment and techniques in addressing a wide range of health conditions.
Taking part in the IBT course will enrich your knowledge and equip you with evidence-based tools developed by Rosalba, such as the Self-Evaluation of Breathing Questionnaire (SEBQ), the Manual Assessment of Respiratory (MARM), and many others.
The types of breathing therapies to be covered in the two-part course includes:
Breathing dysfunction could result from anatomical problems, health disorders or psychological issues. Understanding the nature and purpose of each breathing therapy, and being able to use them when working with other health practitioners will produce the best results.
Learn the skills for assessing and treating the causes of breathing dysfunction with respect to biomechanical and neuromuscular issues, including breathing pattern disorders, mouth breathing and diaphragm dysfunction.
Furthermore, you’re going to learn how the manner of breathing affects the functions of the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive and autonomic nervous systems.
The breathing techniques and breathing retraining you will get from this module will allow you to utilise a synthetic approach to treating a wide range of conditions.
In the second part of the course, you’re going to learn physiology, evaluation and treatment of the biochemical and psychophysiological aspects of breathing.
The biochemical aspect covers breathing dysfunctions like hyperventilation and hypoventilation disorders, and the appropriate breathing therapies.
On the other hand, the psychophysiological side of it takes you through the concepts of respiratory psychophysiology. This includes the connection between breathing, mental and emotional processes, as well as reaction to stress. You will be equipped with breathing techniques that will address any issues in the autonomic nervous system, treat hyperarousal and reprogram stress response.
Book an appointment and prepare to load yourself with tools and techniques for treating breathing dysfunction.