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Integrative Breathing Therapy Practitioner Training-Level 1 Course

CPD 20 Hours
Date 1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Time 9.00am-5.00pm
Address International College of Management, 151 Darley St, Manly
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Location Manly (Sydney), NSW

Course Description

Presenter: Dr Rosalba Courtney DO, PhD

Why do this Course?
This course is taught by Dr. Rosalba Courtney DO, PhD. Rosalba has over 25 years’ experience in this field.  She completed her PhD on the topic of “Dysfunctional Breathing Parameters, Measurement and Clinical Relevance” and has published many peer reviewed papers and text book chapters on validated multi-dimensional tools and protocols for assessing and treating dysfunctional breathing.
The training provided in this course is a synthesis of her many years of research and her broad clinical practical experience as an osteopath and breathing therapist.
It gives participants a deep and thorough understanding of breathing and practical evidence based tools for assessing and treating breathing dysfunction. It also provides a unique opportunity for them to learn the assessment and treatment techniques she has developed.
Level 1 of the Integrative Breathing Therapy practitioner training provides the foundations for an integrative understanding of the anatomy, physiology and psychology of breathing and of the functions and dysfunctions of breathing. Participants then receive in-depth training in assessment, treatment and applications of the neuromuscular and biomechanical dimension of breathing functionality. Level 1 included training basic and advanced versions of the Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM), this is a validated clinical and research palpation procedure that can be used to assess and quantifying several aspects of breathing pattern and its functionality. 
20 hours CPD
Future Level 2 course will focus on the biochemical and psychophyiological dimensions.
Breathing Therapies covered in the 2 levels of this course, include:
*Breathing basics protocol
*Respiratory muscle resistance training
*Buteyko method
*Mind-body breathing techniques
*Capnometry assisted biofeedback
*Intermittent hypoxic training
*Resonance frequency breathing
Topics in Level 1 include:
Theory and practical applications of Dr. Courtney’s evidence based multi-dimensional model of dysfunctional breathing
Understanding the Biomechanical Dimension of breathing
Causes of Biomechanical Breathing Dysfunction
Consequences of Biomechanical breathing dysfunctions on Structure and Multi-System Function
Evaluating Breathing Pattern Dysfunction and Breathing Habits
Correcting Breathing Pattern disorders and Dysfunctional Breathing
Fri 1st - Sun 3rd September 2017 9am to 5pm (registration at 8:30am)
Venue- International College of Management
151 Darley St, Manly NSW (Sydney)
Cost $1950
Earlybird (ends July 28th)- $1750
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Integrative Breathing Therapy Practitioner Training-Level 1 Course