Integrative approaches to improving breathing

Learning good breathing habits and improving breathing efficiency and function can in some cases be an important part of an overall management plan for people with

  • asthma and COPD
  • mouth breathing
  • hyperventilation
  • snoring and sleep apnea
  • dysfunctional and stress-related breathing issues.

Find out more: On this website you can read about how dysfunctional breathing and poor breathing habits can affect people with these conditions and why an integrative approach to correcting these involves a multidisciplinary approach.

Breathing issues

Treating breathing issues including asthma, COPD, emphysema, mouth breathing and other dysfunctional breathing, stress-related breathing disorders.

Breathing can become less than optimal or even dysfunctional because of stress, asthma or other causes. Dysfunctional breathing can reduce quality of life and produce various symptoms. My programs for adults and children are designed to help correct poor breathing habits and to breathe more efficiently and functionally.

Therapies and treatment

Integrative Breathing Therapy

Integrative breathing therapy is based on my 35 years’ experience as an osteopath and my PhD research into dysfunctional breathing and breathing therapy. It involves a breathing assessment and then individualised recommendation for treatment.

Breathing programs/classes

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Rosalba Courtney - Integrative Breathing Therapy professional training

Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT) professional training

Registration for the Level 1 training course is now open

Integrative approaches to improving breathing

Learning good breathing habits and improving breathing efficiency and function can in some cases be an important part of an overall management plan for people with

  • asthma and COPD
  • mouth breathing
  • hyperventilation
  • snoring and sleep apnea
  • dysfunctional and stress-related breathing issues.

Find out more: On this website you can read about how dysfunctional breathing and poor breathing habits can affect people with these conditions and why an integrative approach to correcting these involves a multidisciplinary approach.

Breathing issues

Treating breathing issues including asthma, COPD, emphysema, mouth breathing and other dysfunctional breathing, stress-related breathing disorders.

Breathing can become less than optimal or even dysfunctional because of stress, asthma or other causes. Dysfunctional breathing can reduce quality of life and produce various symptoms. My programs for adults and children are designed to help correct poor breathing habits and to breathe more efficiently and functionally.

Therapies and treatment

Integrative Breathing Therapy

Integrative breathing therapy is based on my 35 years’ experience as an osteopath and my PhD research into dysfunctional breathing and breathing therapy. It involves a breathing assessment and then individualised recommendation for treatment.

Breathing programs/classes

Osteopathic treatment

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I use a range of osteopathic hands-on techniques including massage, mobilisation, muscle energy techniques and manipulation. I also teach my patients exercises to improve their posture, movement patterns and muscular skeletal function. Common conditions treated with osteopathy and exercise therapy include:

  • back and neck pain
  • pelvic pain
  • muscle tension
  • headache
  • craniofacial pain
  • TMJ dysfunction

I treat children and babies as well as adults and tailor the treatment to suit the patient’s age, condition and presenting problem.

Integrative Breathing Therapy professional training

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This course provides an comprehensive overview of the anatomy, psychology, functions and dysfunctions of breathing. You will receive in-depth training in relevance, assessment and treatment of the neuromuscular and biomechanical dimensions of breathing functionality.

The course will give you hands-on and practical training in the use of a number of evidence based assessment tools developed by me, such as the

  • Self-Evaluation of Breathing Questionnaire (SEBQ)
  • Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM)
  • and other validated and evidence based assessment tools and protocols.