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Published: 6 November 2015

Authors: White, G.

Presentation to Respiratory Conference New Zealand November 2015

Watch online: Breathing retraining: a role in assessment and management of asthma and other respiratory disorders

Research shows that children who breathe through their mouth are more prone to enlarged adenoids/tonsils, glue ear, respiratory infections, asthma, allergies and chronic cough. If the mouth-breathing habit is not corrected it can lead to crooked teeth, receding chin, protruding nose, narrow airway and a high risk of developing respiratory and sleep-breathing disorders.

Glenn will demonstrate techniques for assessment and retraining of dysfunctional breathing.

The session will include:

• the connection between mouth-breathing,  over-breathing and craniofacial development

• how poor breathing habits can contribute to asthma and other respiratory disorders, anxiety/panic attacks, and sleep breathing disorders

• a demonstration of a breathing assessment using a capnometer

• a demonstration of some breathing exercises used to help relieve symptoms of breathing dysfunction.