Breathing re-training is a specialised physiotherapy technique used for treating 'dysfunctional breathing'. 

Dysfunctional breathing is a phenomenon where the bodies breathing becomes "out of sync" with the body. This causes symptoms such as:

  • unable able to get a deep breathe
  • not able to get a satisfying breathe
  • breathless at rest
  • inability to unwind
  • palpitations  

What causes 'dysfunctional breathing'?

There are an endless number of things that can set breathing patterns into a spiral of dysfunction. The most common causes we see include:

  • Periods of increased stress
  • Asthma
  • Trauma
  • Post Pulmonary Embolism 
  • Anxiety 

What does breathing re-training involve?

Our physiotherapists have international experience in breathing re-training.

Breathing re-training involves 3 main steps

  1. resetting the bodies neurological clock 
  2. developing optimal and adaptable breathing patterns 
  3. strengthening optimal breathing patterns