The diaphragm – whole body effects (tip to toes and mouth and nose)

Think of breathing and if you are even slightly anatomically literate you will probably think of the diaphragm. This major muscle of breathing influences all other breathing muscles. It changes the shape and size of the rib cage, creating the pressure differentials that draw air into the body. The influence of the diaphragm goes way…

Asthma inhaler - young woman

Living well with asthma – What’s functional and dysfunctional breathing got to do with it?

The impact of asthma Asthma affects 1 in 10 people in Australia, that’s about 2 million people and about 655 million dollars is spent on asthma every year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. What these figures don’t show is that asthma has very different effects on people’s lives. Some asthmatics live well with…