Key Features

  • Carefully prepared by a global team of renowned experts under the guidance of Leon Chaitow
  • Focuses on practical, validated, and clinically relevant information
  • Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding
  • Contains clinical cases to ensure full comprehension of the topics explored
  • Suitable for physiotherapists, manual therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, osteopathic physicians and chiropractors, massage therapists, Pilates and yoga teachers & therapists, Tai chi and Feldenkrais practitioners, athletic coaches and voice-coaches

Table of Contents

1. What are Breathing Pattern Disorders? - Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley, Chris Gilbert

2.1 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - Developmental Kinesiology: breathing stereotypes and postural-locomotion function - Pavel Kolar, Alena Kobesova, Petra Valouchova, Petr Bitnar

2.2. The structure and function of breathing - Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley, Chris Gilbert

2.3. Nasal influences on breathing - Jim Bartley

3. Patterns of breathing dysfunction in hyperventilation and breathing pattern disorders - Dinah Bradley

4. Biochemical aspects of breathing - Chris Gilbert (notes on food sensitivities and nutrition: Leon Chaitow)

5. Interaction of psychological and emotional variables with breathing dysfunction - Chris Gilbert

6.1. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Assessment methods - Pavel Kolar, Alena Kobesova, Petra Valouchova, Petr Bitnar

6.2. Osteopathic assessment of structural changes related to BPD - Leon Chaitow

6.3. Physiotherapy Assessment Approaches - Dinah Bradley

6.4 Psychological assessment of breathing problems - Chris Gilbert

6.5 Questionnaires and Manual Methods for Assessing Breathing Dysfunction - Rosalba Courtney, Jan van Dixhoorn

6.6 Capnography Assessment - Laurie McLaughlin

7.1a Indirect approaches to breathing regulation - Jan van Dixhoorn

7.1b Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Treatment methods - Pavel Kolar, Alena Kobesova, Petra Valouchova, Petr Bitnar

7.2 Osteopathic treatment of thoracic and respiratory dysfunction - Leon Chaitow

7.3 Physiotherapy in rehabilitation of breathing pattern disorders - Dinah Bradley 7.4 Physiotherapy in rehabilitation of breathing pattern disorders - Chris Gilbert

7.5 Speech and singing - Eva au Zveglic

7.6 Breathing Pattern Disorders and the Athlete - Tania Clifton Smith

7.7 Capn

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054273
Print ISBN:
9780702049804

About the authors

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.