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Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders


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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 Capnography in treatment of BPD - Laurie McLaughlin 8.1 Breathing patterns in longstanding pain disorders: A somatocognitive approach to evaluation and therapy - G. Haugstad, T. Haugstad 8.2 Buteyko breathing method - Rosalba Courtney 8.3 Feldenkrais (R) and Breathing - John C. Hannon 8.4 Pilates in the rehabilitation of breathing disorders - Warrick McNeill, Suzanne Scott 8.5 Tai chi Qigong and breathing - Aileen Chan 8.6 A review of the use of yoga in breathing disorders - Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh 9 Self-help approaches - Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley, Chris Gilbert

About the Author

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.


...this far-reaching book covers everything one would wish to learn about breathing pattern disorders - I feel it is an essential source of reference and information to all health professionals working in this area...I would urge everyone interested in the subject to place an order...

Anne Pitman MCSP SRP, Manual Therapy, October 2002 The whole book is well illustrated and referenced, provides practical case examples and sensible cautions..I cannot think of anything they have left out." Ashley Conway. Journal of Holistic Healthcare: Volume 4 Issue 4 November 2007

Patients with common psychological dysfunction including anxiety, low mood and depression, sleep disorder, chronic low energy syndromes etc., all can respond well when the breath cycle is identified and adapted by cognitive processes.

This text is the most comprehensive of its kind and the clinical application of the content so broadly based it deserves a wide readership.

Donald Scott, Osteopath, UK This is an extremely well-detailed book and I love how it explores all areas of breathing i.e. the psychological, emotional and physical elements of the process. Eva Au Zveglic, Specialised Respiratory Physiotherapist, UK This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in breathing from whatever discipline they belong to. Anne Pitman, Physiotherapy, Devonshire Place, London, UK As the current title suggests, I feel the book appropriately covers multidisciplinary management strategies of BPD which is an extremely important aim given that the disorder is so complex with multiple aetiologies and no single assessment or treatment tool. Kate Bazin. Physiotherapist, UK Breathing is an overlooked part of human function. We need more information about breathing as it is such an important prerequisite for the normal functioning of so many other body systems. Ken Crenshaw, Head Athletic Trainer of the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Team, USA As clinical practitioners we must always be aware of causation, maintaining and exacerbating factors. Abnormal breathing has the ability to be all three of these. T. Hewetson, Lecturer in Osteopathy, Oxford, UK This is not a perfect all-encompassing textbook.That was not its purpose. As a catalyst for stimulating further exploration and for use as a reference in clinical work of wide-ranging paradigms it succeeds admirably. David Propert, British School of Osteopathy, UK, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (August 2014)

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