- Posted by Christine
- On June 12, 2023
If you’re unable to attend scheduled group breathing classes, or would prefer a focused one-on-one assessment of your breathing concern, please schedule an appointment with Christine and be clear with our reception staff that this appointment is for a breathing assessment.
During this session, Christine will take a full history of your concern and is interested to know exactly what you’ve been experiencing. Some people who struggle with Breathing Pattern Disorder (BPD) share symptoms such as the following:
- Numbness in both hands and feet
- Excessive yawning
- Digestive upset
- Panic attacks or anxiety
- Loss of stability and balance
- Chronic coughing
Together, you’ll assess many facets of breathing, such as breathing rate, oxygen saturation, your breathing pattern, rib expansion and flaring, and breath holding.
Treatment plans are based on your breathing assessment and are designed to help correct altered breathing patterns. They might include an exploration of triggers for BPD and involve a variety of tools, such as pursed lip breathing, humming, biofeedback, stress reduction techniques, stretching and mobility exercises. They can be conducted in-person or virtually, which allows anyone in Ontario to access this excellent, evidence-based care.
Conditions this treatment helps with:
- Breathing Pattern Disorder
- Acute Respiratory Distress
- Chronic Fatigue & Stress
- Chronic Nasal Dysfunction