Everyone does core training right? Whether your training clients or rehabbing patients, most of us understand the importance of core training. Now I won't get into whats all included in the core because that can be debatable at times. But what I will do is point you in the right direction.
How many of you incorporate proper breathing into your core training? Probably not many of you. I'll admit it, I've been skeptical of breathing training for quite some time. But within the last 4-5 months I've really started to study and implement it with some patients. I was fortunate to speak with some highly regarded PT's and strength coaches in high positions who opened my mind up.
So what is "proper" breathing and when should you use it? Well, like I said above, I am no expert on this matter yet but Craig Liebenson, DC, has put a few articles out there that have been good. Check out this one for starting out. Also, below is a good video by Bill Hartman, PT on apical breathing.
4/6/2015 11:58:18 pm
Just wanted to let you all know that I really enjoy your blog. I'm an aspiring PT student who's currently working as a strength coach at SAPT of Fairfax, VA. We preach proper diaphragmatic breathing with our clients. We see so many kids who come in as natural accessory breathers, complain of tension headaches, tight necks, sports-induced asthmatic symptoms. Teaching them proper breathing patterns has cleaned up many of these issues. Props to you guys. Thanks for keeping up this blog.
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