Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders

A Multidisciplinary Approach

By

  • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK
  • Christopher Gilbert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Human Services Department, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ
  • Dinah Bradley, DipPhys, NZRP, MNZSP, Private Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, Breathing Works, Auckland, New Zealand

This authoritative, research-based book, written by a team of clinical experts, offers an introduction to the symptoms and causes of disordered breathing as well as the strategies and protocols that can be used to correct and restore normal breathing. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders guides readers through a discussion of the current research that links disordered breathing patterns with perceived pain levels, fatigue, stress and anxiety. Basic mechanics, physiology, and biochemistry of normal breathing are outlined to lay a foundation for understanding causes and mechanics of disordered breathing. Self-help strategies with charts and workbook pages that may be photocopied as handouts are designed to help patients overcome specific breathing problems.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2002
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07053-2


Table of Contents

The structure and function of breathing. Patterns of breathing dysfunction in hyperventilation syndrome. Biochemical influences on breathing. Biomechanical influences on breathing. Interaction of psychological and emotional effects with breathing dysfunction. Osteopathic assessment and treatment of thoracic and respiratory dysfunction. Physiotherapy breathing rehabilitation strategies. Self-regulation of breathing. Other breathing issues. Self-help approaches: reducing shoulder movement during breathing.