Singapore – Sat 1-Sun 2 August 2020

Location – To be confirmed


New Jersey – Sat 21-Sun 22 Nov 2020

Location – Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics
1425 Broad St, Suite A
Clifton, New Jersey 07013

Cost – US$1850
AMR Graduates – US$1480
Allied Health Professionals – US$925

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This course provides a practical and clinically focused introduction to Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT) and Dr Courtney’s multi-dimensional model of dysfunctional breathing.

The course will focus on the role of breathing dysfunction and breathing retraining in upper airway and oral motor function, craniofacial development and sleep disordered breathing.

In this course Dr Courtney will teach her clinical protocols for functional nasal and upper airway rehabilitation. She will also teach a simple version of the Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM), an evidence based technique for assessing functionality of breathing pattern. The course also includes her Breathing Basics protocol with a focus on how to restore functional and coordinated whole body breathing.

Key Learning objectives:

  • Understand the real world difference between functional and dysfunctional breathing.

  • Understand the unified airway, whole-body breathing and how breathing influences oral motor function and craniofacial development.

  • Understand the influence of breathing dysfunction on sleep disordered breathing

  • Understand strategies for individualized breathing retraining in patients with sleep disordered breathing.

  • Understand Dr Courtney’s multi-dimensional model of dysfunctional breathing.

  • Learn the practical significance and interactions of the biochemical, biomechanical and psychophysiological dimensions of breathing for breathing therapy and for nasal and upper airway rehabilitation.

  • Understand the key concepts and techniques for assessing hyperventilation, breathing pattern disorders and unexplained breathing symptoms and behaviours.

  • Apply IBT protocols for nasal and upper airway rehabilitation.

  • Apply Breathing Basics protocol with adaptations for optimising upper airway and tongue function.

Target Audience:

Speech and language pathologists, orofacial myofunctional therapists, dentists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, integrative medicine practitioners, Buteyko practitioners and naturopaths.