The Importance of looking at Breathing
As I continue to evolve and improve my skill set I have noticed a strong tendency for improper breathing techniques with patients. Especially with athletes, breathing can be the difference between allowing a patient to fully recover and not. What I mean by that is the way our breathing is affects everything. PRI does a fantastic job of going into depth with this ever evolving idea. Many patients who struggle from neck and shoulder problems for example can contribute it to breathing incorrectly. Below is a good refresher video for the mechanism of breathing. Take a look and think about this with some of your patients.
We often prescribe glute and core exercises in our clinical practices. Yet year after year I see only 4-5 used by students and residents. I'm a big fan of having a large exercise bank to choose from to make sure we keep things fresh and progressive as needed. Here are just a few of my favorites.....
- Dr. Brian Schwabe, PT, DPT, SCS, COMT, CSCS
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