Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders

1st Edition

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Authors: Leon Chaitow Christopher Gilbert Dinah Bradley
Paperback ISBN: 9780443070532
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 16th January 2002
Page Count: 288

Description

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.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Paperback ISBN:
9780443070532

About the Author

Leon Chaitow

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Human Services Department, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Dinah Bradley

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, Breathing Works, Auckland, New Zealand