Big thanks for all your messages and emails of support. Our Physio family is strong at this time. We are excited about using this period of uncertainty to develop some new online courses. Gerard has a lot of experience in this area, from his Assistant Prof role in Coventry University and the webinar he developed for the APTA. We move forwards together. Stay safe.
Wednesday 17th and Wednesday 24th November, 6-9pm
Breathing Better: helping our patients and ourselves to breathe better, looking at the science and the practice.
The link between our breath, body and mind is well documented. How we breathe impacts our whole body, our cardiovascular system, nervous system, energy levels and mood. This course is for healthcare professionals who see patients with chronic pain, pelvic pain, long terms conditions such as cancer, or those simply struggling with an injury. The anxiety these conditions bring impacts how we breathe. The continued impact and challenges around Covid-19 weaves into this anxiety too and can affect how we breathe. In this course we’ll look at assessing and changing breath patterns, the benefits of good breathing, and developing accessible breath practices to use with patients and ourselves.
What is good breathing?
Connecting with your breath
Assessing breathing patterns, the 3 diaphragms
Considerations and the impact of other conditions on breathing
The science of our breath:
How it impacts all our body systems
The Polyvagal theory, balancing the nervous system
Current evidence on the benefits including managing and reducing symptoms, reducing anxiety, improving mood and sleep
What we can or should change
Manual and movement techniques
Finding your voice
The benefits of nose breathing, and working with patients for whom this isn’t accessible
Starting a regular practice
The course is run over 2 evenings to provide time to practice between sessions.
Both sessions will be a mixture of lecture format and practical work. Ideally have a quiet space where you can breathe and explore for a few hours.
If you have a question about our event, Sarah Marsh: The Breath Course for Physios & Health Professionals, please use the form below. We generally answer all questions within one business day.