Just Breathe 101 Part 4: Altered Breathing Patterns and Somatic Dysfunction

Just Breathe 101 Part 4: Altered Breathing Patterns and Somatic Dysfunction

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This hour will offer a detailed description of the affects of hyperventilation, shallow upper chest breathing on the body’s physiology and biomechanics. In this hour the anatomy and effects of the sympathetic nervous system is introduced as well as a discussion on respiratory alkalosis and the effects on our physiology. Discussion of sub-optimal breathing patterns and the multitude of dysfunctions that can be related to it will be presented

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This hour will offer a detailed description of the affects of hyperventilation, shallow upper chest breathing on the body’s physiology and biomechanics. In this hour the anatomy and effects of the sympathetic nervous system is introduced as well as a discussion on respiratory alkalosis and the effects on our physiology. Discussion of sub-optimal breathing patterns and the multitude of dysfunctions that can be related to it will be presented such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic and non cardiac chest.

 

  • Identify how altered breathing patterns can alter pH and how this can affect the body.
  • Review the autonomic nervous system and function.
  • Determine three physiological consequences of respiratory alkalosis.
  • Review suboptimal breathing patterns and their effect on the cervical spine and chronic pain.

 

Content:

 

  • Autonomic nervous system anatomy and effects
  • Sub optimal breathing patterns
  • Over-inflation and upper chest breathing
  • Respiratory alkalosis/hyperventilation and the consequences
  • Somatic Dysfunctions, Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain
  • Dysfunction of the diaphragm as it relates to internal organs.
  • Videos: Upper chest de-facilitation techniques and breathing practice

 

 

Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A Manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994 (FCAMPT). Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and 2016 as Emeritus.

Debra is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) since 1994 and was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association prior to moving to the USA. She was a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program. She has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada.

She wrote the Segmental Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine for Northeast Seminars Online programs. She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Palm Harbor Florida. Her primary case load is Rheumatology patients and deals with a multitude of dysfunctions related to those diseases as well as aging and osteoporosis. She is a photographer, captain/sailor and an avid runner.

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