Despite the importance of nasal breathing and advances in the treatment of mouth breathers, nasal disuse and associated conditions remain common, even after treatment. Dr. Courtney will present an integrative approach she has developed that addresses multiple functions of the nose, considers the whole breathing system and individualizes treatment based on systems-based assessment.
1. Recognize the clinical significance of multisystem functions of nasal breathing.
2. Describe the foundational principles of integrative nasal rehabilitation.
3. List key steps of a functional nasal breathing assessment.
4. Perform a mind/body integrative nasal breathing rehabilitation exercises.
10 minutes Functions of the nose and nasal breathing
10 minutes Adverse effects of mouth breathing
20 minutes Overview of pathological, structural and functional causes of mouth breathing
30 minutes Principles of an integrative and functional approach to assessment and treatment of the mouth breathing patients
20 minutes An Integrative Nasal Rehabilitation Protocol – report of feasibility study
10 minutes Practice an Integrative Nasal Rehabilitation Technique
20 minutes Questions
Total time: 2.0 hours
About Rosalba Courtney, ND, DO, Ph.D.:
Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD is an osteopath with over 40 years’ experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher, and writer. She has a PhD in breathing and was one of the first practitioners trained in the Buteyko Method in the 1990s. She was founding chairperson of the Buteyko Practitioners Association and trained practitioners in this method in Australia, the USA and UK. This led to a broad interest in breathing therapy in general. She received her PhD from RMIT University for her research on the topic of “Dysfunctional Breathing: Its Parameters, Measurement and Clinical Relevance” in 2011.
She has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters on this topic. Rosalba has also completed training in orofacial myology and integrates this into her clinical practice. Rosalba is actively involved in research and mentoring of osteopathic students. Rosalba conducts training programs for practitioners in Integrative Breathing Therapy internationally. She practices in Sydney, Australia.
Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium and Conference Registration Fee Waived
Non-Financial Disclosures: Train and Educate practitioners in Integrative Breathing Therapy
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Participants will earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs, intermediate level, for attendance of this 2-hour session.
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