Shoulder problems related to how well you breathe – Study shows relationship with the MARM and SEBQ

Breathing that is relaxed and functional does not over-involve shoulder muscles. On the other hand, breathing that is dysfunctional often includes an excessive amount of up and down shoulder movement. A lifetime of dysfunctional breathing can change the pattern of movement of the shoulder complex resulting in shoulder or scapula dyskinesis. While it makes sense…

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…

Does tongue tie cause mouth breathing in children?

Correcting mouth breathing is a top priority in my work with children with breathing, sleep, postural and behavioural issues. The list of problems that mouth breathing contributes to is long. Children who mouth breath are much more prone to developing facial imbalances as well as orthodontic, muscular-skeletal and postural problems. They tend to have narrower…