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Breathing Essentials - Foundation Form Function of the Core

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Breathing Essentials - Foundation Form Function of the Core

Breathing Essentials - Foundation Form Function of the Core

CA$39.99
This course includes
2:00:20 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors

 

 

The respiratory system is a vital component of spinal function. The rib cage is the center of trunk rotation and is important in transferring loads from the lower extremities and upper extremities through the various regions of the spine.   The rib cage is a prime base for muscle and fascial connections that affect the cervical and lumbo/pelvic regions. If we don't breathe properly, the rib cage can be altered and become dysfunctional with poor rotation and poor breathing patterns.   The diaphragm functions in posture and respiration.  Its intimate connections, muscularly and neurologically with the lumbar spine,  deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, and its ability to maintain intra-abdominal pressure, are vital for spinal stability.  

Dysfunction of the respiratory complex,  trunk muscular imbalances, muscular inhibition and weakness, myofascial restrictions, loss of axial rotation, and chronic hyperventilation, all have significant effects on posture, trunk stability, chronic pain, upper extremity, and lower extremity function and motion. 

Discover the correct core. Learn what will inhibit the core and how to facilitate an inhibited or delayed core. Improve your core and trunk stability by improving the function of the diaphragm and the other three vital core muscles.

This three-and-a-half-hour class has comprehensive, research, evidence-based information on the rib cage, respiration, core anatomy and function, and how to regain your movement length and core strength.

Please note: This course has been designed for the general public.  If you are a practitioner, please refer to the series Just Breathe 101 for a more detailed and technical course.

This course includes:

  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Certificate of Completion 

In this course, we will cover:

  1. Introduction
  2. Thoracic Anatomy and Function
  3. Trunk Musculature Deep Core
  4. Trunk Musculature Superficial Global Muscles
  5. The Fascial System
  6. Mechanics of Breathing
  7. The function of the Diaphragm
  8. Concepts of Spinal Stability
  9. Dysfunction of the Diaphragm
  10. Flawed Posture
  11. Respiration Pelvic Floor and Incontinence
  12. Core Stability and Scoliosis

Also included in this course are the following exercise videos:

  • Breathing Practice
  • Lateral Costal Expansion
  • Three Sniffs
  • Blowing up a balloon
  • Pilates 100 modified
  • Specific Strength Testing
  • Facilitating the Core
  • Core Training Program
  • Supine Breathing Reach
  • Lengthening Ideas
  • Lateral Upper Trunk Rotation
  • Lateral Trunk Rotation
  • Alternate Concepts

 

You will also receive the Foundation Form Function Exercises PDF

The instructors
Debra Dent
BPT Dip Manip PT OCS (Emeritus) FCAMPT (Retired)

Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with over 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994. United States APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and in 2016 she was recertified Emeritus.

Debra was a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) from 1994 until retiring in 2019. She was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1989 to 1994. She has been a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program and has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada. She has numerous online seminars related to Differential Diagnosis, Breathing Essentials and Foundation Form Function of the core that are available for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Chiropractors.

She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Clearwater, Florida.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Thoracic Anatomy and Function
  • Thoracic Anatomy and Function
  • Trunk Musculature Deep Core
  • Trunk Musculature Deep Core
  • Trunk Musculature Superficial Global Muscles
  • Trunk Musculature Superficial Global Muscles
  • The Fascial System
  • The Fascial System
  • Mechanics of Breathing
  • Mechanics of Breathing
  • Function of the Diaphragm
  • Function of the Diaphragm
  • Concepts of Spinal Stability
  • Concepts of Spinal Stability
  • Dysfunction of the Diaphragm
  • Dysfunction of the Diaphragm
  • Flawed Posture
  • Flawed Posture
  • Respiration, Pelvic Floor and Incontinence
  • Respiration, Pelvic Floor and Incontinence
  • Core Stability and Scoliosis
  • Core Stability and Scoliosis
  • References
  • References
  • References for Foundation Form Function
  • Foundation Form Function Exercises PDF
  • Foundation Form Function Exercises PDF
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Breathing Practice
  • Lateral Costal Expansion Facilitation
  • Three Sniffs
  • Blowing Up a Balloon
  • Pilates Modified 100
  • Specific Strength Testing
  • Facilitating the Core
  • Core Training Program
  • Supine Breathing Reach
  • Lengthening Ideas
  • Lateral Upper Trunk Rotation
  • Lateral Trunk Rotation with Inspiration
  • Alternate Concepts
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