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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Workshop with Dr James Hull – Friday 7 October 2022

Following the success of our Inaugural Conference last May, we are very pleased to present our first online workshop!

Join us online for one hour as James takes us through the use and benefits of CPET. There will be ample opportunity for questions too!

8-9am Friday 7 October 2022 London time
(8-9pm NZ, 6-7pm Sydney, Australia)
Cost – US$30

Our Inaugural Online Conference – May 2022

“Bringing the pieces together”

was a great success!

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    Due to the uncertainty of COVID, rather than organising a face to face conference, we decided to move our inaugural conference online, and what a great event it was over 6-8 May 2022!

    We were delighted to present three days of engaging, informative and perhaps challenging presentations and panels!

    Now, after this long night of coronavirus, we’re looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii, for our first live, in person conference, in 2024!

    Our inaugural conference brought together international leaders in the field of Breathing Health.

    We think we succeeded in making the best use of these uncertain times by providing online access to the latest evidence based information from across the breathing therapy spectrum.

    The Conference was a unique opportunity for attendees to join practitioners from a range of different disciplines to share diverse perspectives and clinical applications.

    One of our aims in this Conference, and future ones, is to build awareness of the current evidence base for breathing therapy and emerging multidisciplinary treatment models that include attention to breathing and the airway. Another aim is to encourage people to form collaborations for further research and for building multidisciplinary treatment models.

    Topics include:

    • COVID and Breathing Therapy
    • Dysfunctional Breathing
    • Nose and Upper Airway
    • Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing
    • Breath, Mind and Emotions
    • Breathing in Speech and Voice Therapy
    • Performance – COPD to Athlete

    Our May 2022 Conference came about through the efforts of three practitioners passionate about learning and sharing knowledge about the clinical implications and therapeutic potentials of breathing.

    ‘Breathing Health’ is of interest to many types of practitioners. There is growing research and clinical evidence from diverse fields including physical therapy, osteopathy, breathing therapy, sleep medicine, orofacial myology, speech and voice therapy, respiratory psychophysiology, integrative medicine, sport and exercise science and clinical neuroscience showing that breathing dysfunctions impact on health, performance and wellbeing, and can interfere with treatment outcomes. There are also many diverse breathing therapies and approaches to optimisation of breathing within these various modalities.

    We live in an age of information overload where we may not have the time to keep up to date with developments in areas of knowledge outside our own field. This is to the detriment of our patients wellbeing and to our professional development.

    The desire to bring practitioners from various modalities together to share information on breathing therapy and breathing dysfunction from multiple clinical and research disciplines is what motivated Rosalba Courtney, Tania Clifton-Smith and Scott Peirce to organise this conference.

    Our vision is that this conference, and future workshops and conferences, will be forums for the sharing of knowledge – among disciplines, as well as with colleagues, and an opportunity to learn more about new and diverse perspectives that will help us understand more about providing collaborative and multidisciplinary treatment models. We also hope that these events encourage multidisciplinary research collaboration.

    We were honoured and excited to have had such high calibre speakers on board!

    Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@breathe2022.com

    Our May 2022 conference was a dynamic meeting of minds!

    Dr. Jim Bartley is an otolaryngologist, who observed that many of his patients presenting with nasal obstruction were hyperventilating. When he taught them relaxed diaphragmatic …

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    breathing techniques, many patients reported that their nasal obstruction improved and also noticed significant other health benefits. He wrote a book called ‘Breathing Matters’ with Tania Clifton-Smith. He also has a Pain Medicine fellowship and is an Australia New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine examiner. He has published seventy papers in the peer-reviewed literature, fourteen book chapters and two books. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at Auckland University.

    Rosalba Courtney DO, ND PhD is an osteopath and has a PhD in breathing and has developed Integrative Breathing Therapy.

    Dr. Rosalba Courtney DO, ND PhD is an osteopath with over 45 years’ experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer. She has a PhD in breathing and deep interest in …

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    the ways that breathing and airway function affect health. She was one of the first practitioners trained in the Buteyko Method 1990s, 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 is internationally recognized for her work in this field, having published over 20 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters on this topic. She is actively involved in research and mentoring of osteopathic students. Rosalba is renowned for her ability to synthesis complex information from the scientific literature to extract its practical significance for the clinician. Rosalba conducts training programs for practitioners in Integrative Breathing Therapy internationally. She practices in Sydney, Australia.

    Jessica DeMars is a respiratory physiotherapist working in private practice in Canada.

    Jessica DeMars 20+ years Breathing Dysfunction (BD) Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD) + Long Covid Trailblazer …

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    Jessica DeMars is a respiratory physiotherapist working in private practice in Canada. Jessica has previously worked with people with respiratory disease and unexplained breathlessness and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic noticed an increasing number of individuals with ongoing breathlessness seeking treatment after “a viral infection.” Putting two and two together she realised that she was seeing Long COVID and quickly transitioned her practice – and her way of thinking – to better help those living with Long COVID. She is an ally and advocate for those living with Long COVID and is passionate about raising awareness of the realities of Long COVID.
    She is  Advocacy Director for the longcovid and physiotherapy group.

    Kristie Gatto MA, CCC-SLP, COM is an orofacial myologist who began her career as a speech-language pathologist in the public and private school systems

    Kristie Gatto MA, CCC-SLP, COM is an orofacial myologist who began her career as a speech-language pathologist in the public and private school systems, skilled …

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    nursing, rehabilitation and children’s hospitals, and in private practice. In 2011 she trained in Orofacial Myology and became the first certified orofacial myologist in the city of Houston in 2011. Ms. Gatto is currently the owner of The Speech and Language Connection. For the past ten years, she has focused her clinical skills on treating patients with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, and swallowing- related disorders, as well as articulation, phonological processing, apraxia, and early childhood intervention.  She has published three books ‘Understanding the Orofacial Complex: The Evolution of Dysfunction’, ‘Understanding the Orofacial Complex – Muscle Manual’ and ‘Sam the Super Chewer, Eats’, and is the President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology.

    Samantha Holtzhausen MSc. Sam is a physiotherapist and director at a private practice based in Cape Town, South Africa …

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    She obtained her master’s degree in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy (Title: An investigation into the use of ultrasound as a surrogate measure of diaphragm function) and has a special interest in critical care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and dysfunctional breathing.

    Sam established the first out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation clinic in Cape Town, to assist patients living with chronic respiratory conditions, as well as those awaiting lung transplantation and high-risk thoracic surgery. Breathing rehabilitation has since been included in Sam’s skill set, and she is now able to assist patients with complex breathlessness, dysfunctional breathing and breathing pattern disorders.

    Since the start of the pandemic, Sam has been extensively involved in the Covid-19 critical care and post-acute units, as well as the rehabilitation of patients suffering the long-term consequences of Covid-19. She is currently conducting a research study, together with South African Universities, assessing the clinical course and 6-month outcome of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital.

    She is passionate about raising awareness and creating innovative pathways to ensure that patient care remains at the forefront of what we do.

    Dr James Hull is a consultant respiratory physician based at Royal Brompton Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients

    Dr James Hull PhD, FRCP, FACSM is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) and Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH), UCL …

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    He is clinical lead for the RBH unexplained breathlessness service and has a specialist interest in the diagnosis of dysfunctional breathing, working with physiotherapy colleagues to develop the Brompton Breathing Pattern Assessment Tool (BPAT). He also has a specialist interest in helping athletes to optimise their breathing health and performance and during the COVID-19 pandemic established a dedicated post / long COVID-19 clinic for athletic individuals at the ISEH.

    Dr. Paul Lehrer, PhD, is professor of psychiatry, UMDNJ—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a member of the core faculty in clinical psychology at Rutgers University.

    Dr. Paul Lehrer PhD is professor of psychiatry, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a member of the core faculty in clinical psychology at Rutgers University …

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    He is a clinical psychologist and psychophysiologist specializing in anxiety disorders, biofeedback, and behavioral medicine. He has published widely on biofeedback, relaxation therapies, and psychophysiological effects of stress, and is senior editor of a basic text in the field, Principles and Practice of Stress Management. Dr. Lehrer is now president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He directs and provides clinical services through the Center for Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine, where he specializes in anxiety disorders and psychological aspects of medical illness. For the past 20 years his research has specialized in the relationship among anxiety, heart rate variability, breathing, and the ways that people can control body rhythms to improve their health and well-being. He has applied these methods to treating asthma, hypertension, and anxiety disorders. Lehrer received his PhD from Harvard University in 1969.

    Scott Peirce Physiotherapist, BHSc (Physiotherapy) PGCert, MPNZ, BradCliff Breathing. Scott is a physiotherapist and director at Breathing Works

    Scott Peirce Physiotherapist, BHSc (Physiotherapy) PGCert, MPNZ, BradCliff Breathing. Scott is a physiotherapist and director at Breathing Works, who works clinically….

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    with patients suffering from breathing pattern disorders, and working on research targeting the diagnosis and treatment of Breathing Pattern Disorders.  He is also a partner at BradCliff Breathing Method (founded by Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith), a company that focuses on education on dysfunctional breathing and respiratory therapy, and teaches courses in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. He is finalising research on the use of ultrasound imaging in examining the diaphragm thickness in Breathing Pattern Disorders,in conjunction with AUT university.  His other research and clinical interests include using ultrasound in the recognition of subtypes of breathing dysfunction, and clinically using ultrasound as a biofeedback tool in the treatment of dysfunctional breathing.

    Dr. Elke Vlemincx is Assistant Professor in Health Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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    Her expertise lies in the dynamic regulation of psychophysiological functioning, using breathing as an exemplar and a tool. Her research specializes in dynamic breathing regulation. She investigates the role of respiratory patterns in stress and emotion regulation, psychophysiological flexibility, interoception and symptom perception, aiming to optimize breathing interventions to promote health and wellbeing. She has pioneered research on the psychological functions of sighs with implications for breathing regulation, emotion regulation, and symptom perception.

    She has published over 40 research papers in leading journals in psychophysiology (e.g. Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology, European Respiratory Journal). She is also the current president of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology.

    Tania Clifton-Smith has 30 year’s experience in the field of breathing dysfunction, breathing pattern disorders, hyperventilation syndrome and physiotherapy.

    Tania Clifton-Smith has 30 year’s experience in the field of breathing dysfunction, breathing pattern disorders, hyperventilation syndrome and physiotherapy. She co-founded …

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    Breathing Works clinics 1998: the clinics since treating over 30,000 individuals.  Established the BradCliff Breathing Method in 2008 an assessment  &  treatment  programme for breathing dysfunction. Has written 4 books on breathing, published papers, written text books chapters and co-authored the Dysfunctional Breathing section for Severe Asthma Toolkit Australia. She has presented extensively since 1991 to both medical and non-medical audiences. Current positions include NZ Asthma and Allergy educational board and NZ physiotherapy business development advisory group.

    Todd Davenport (Professor of P.T) is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California

    Dr. Todd Davenport (Professor of P.T) Todd is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California …

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    and a scientific advisor with the Workwell Foundation (Ripon, California, USA). As Education Co-director, he uses his experience in research, education, and advocacy related to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome to help improve health care and quality of life for people with Long COVID. Todd is also an educational director for the longcovid and physiotherapy group.

    Denise Dewald MD is a sleep medicine physician and senior research fellow in sleep medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio…

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    She trained in myofunctional therapy under Joy Moeller while working as a primary care physician, and became fascinated with how swallowing patterns develop and how they can affect airway stability. Her research has focused on understanding the evolution of the airway as a way of elucidating the neuromuscular patterns of normal pharyngeal function, so that we can better understand how pharyngeal function goes wrong in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Clinical goals of her research are to develop rehabilitative techniques to prevent and treat OSA, as well as to improve CPAP tolerance in people with OSA. She received her MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis, completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and completed sleep fellowship at Case Western Reserve University.

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    Christopher Gilbert PhD is a licensed psychologist with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

    Dr. Christopher Gilbert PhD is a licensed psychologist with the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco …

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    He specializes in biofeedback and uses breathing feedback of various kinds when working with patients with anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, and various psychophysiological symptoms. He has written extensively about hyperventilation and co-authored the book ‘Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders’ and co-edited the follow-up ‘Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders’. He was formerly with Kaiser Permanente’s chronic pain program in San Francisco.

    Hadas Golan MS CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist currently working at Boston University Medical Center in the Department of Otolaryngology

    Hadas Golan MS CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist currently working at Boston University Medical Center in the Department of Otolaryngology, specializing in voice and …

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    respiratory disorders and the care of the professional voice. She received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2002, and her undergraduate degree, B.Ed.Music from the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem, Israel in 1991. Hadas is a master teacher of the Estill Voice Training System, and is a Buteyko breathing educator and trainer. She is an active contributor to the research literature on the topics of Buteyko breathing and vocal cord dysfunction and has co-authored a textbook chapter on the speech-language pathologist’s management of chronic cough. Hadas incorporates her broad training background of breathing, voice, and manual techniques into a holistic wellness model for voice and breathing rehabilitation. She continues to lecture nationally and internationally on the topics of breathing and voice.

    Ron Hruska MPA, PT has a strong interest in myokinematic and biomechanical influences on postural and peripheral adaptation patterns.

    Ron Hruska MPA, PT has a strong interest in myokinematic and biomechanical influences on postural and peripheral adaptation patterns …

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    His 38 years of clinical experience assists him with direct patient interventions based on specific examination and evaluation data that best reflects neuromechanical stability, trunk symmetry and respiratory balance. He lectures extensively and consults regularly with physicians, physical therapists, optometrists, dentists, and other health care providers across the United States and internationally on patterned postural position and pathology and his approach of restoring symmetrical balance using PRI principles. His reputation has led to consultations with collegiate and professional athletes from a variety of arenas, states and countries. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Physical Therapy. He currently is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Ron serves as a Biomechanical Consultant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through the Division of Athletic Medicine. He is Director of the Postural Restoration Institute ® and he consults at the Hruska Clinic, Restorative Physical Therapy Services and Hohl Orthodontics in Lincoln, Nebraska, and IPA Manhattan in New York City.

    Dr Umakanth Katwa MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

    Dr. Umakanth Katwa MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston …

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    He completed his pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine fellowship at the Harvard University in Boston. He is currently the director of sleep laboratory at the Boston Children’s Hospital and co-directs the multidisciplinary sleep surgery clinic. He also is a course co-director for pediatric sleep medicine at courses at Harvard and Tufts University. His research interests include pediatric sleep disordered breathing, dysfunctional breathing disorders in children, technology integration in sleep, and telemedicine. He lectures widely across the world and has extensively published in several peer reviewed national and international journals. ​

    Dr Ron Ehrlich has been in clinical practice for over 40 years focused on holistic healthcare in general and holistic dentistry in particular. Dr. Ron is still in clinical practice continues to see patients…

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    at his group practice, the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in the Sydney CBD.

    Some 20 years ago he was introduced to holistic land management and the world of regenerative agriculture. The similarities between holistic management and holistic healthcare were obvious and consequently both are issues he is passionate about and believes are relevant to us all.

    As a consequence, Dr Ron cofounded a not-for-profit organisation called Nourishing Australia,in 2007, dedicated to educating and inspiring the public as the importance healthy soil, plants, animals, foods, people, and the planet….they are all connected.

    In 1998 he gained a Fellowship in Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (FACNEM) and has served on the Board of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and is the Immediate Past President of that College.

    In 2018 he released a book in Australia, the USA and the UK  called A Life Less Stressed: the 5 pillars of health and wellness(Scribe Publications). He was awarded a Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine (FASLM) as a result of the book. The book explores his professional interests over the 40 years in 3 broad themes:

    • the politics of health care and the influence of the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industry in all levels of healthcare;
    • redefining stress as a combination of emotional, environmental, nutritional, postural, and dental/oral health stress;
    • building resilience by focusing on the 5 pillars of health (sleep, breath, nourish move and think).

    Dr Ron’s weekly podcast Unstress with Dr Ron Ehrlich explores all of those themes and more.

    In 2011 he founded a company called The Holistic Health Institute (HHI) which is focused on all of the above.

    In 2012/13 HHI received an Australian Government Research and Development Grant to develop a ‘health assessment tool’ based on the 5 pillars of health.

    In 2022/23 HHI received an Australian Government Export Development Grant to develop a global online corporate wellness program Unstress Health.

    Dr Ron’s passion is to empower individuals to fulfil their potential, take control of their health, build resilience and be the best you can be.

    Prof. Dave Singh holds three doctorates, including Doctor of Dental Medicine, a PhD in Craniofacial Development, and a third Doctorate in Orthodontics …

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    On the basis of being an “outstanding professor” supported by Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Hawaii, he was invited to relocate to the Center for Craniofacial Disorders, USA where he led a NIH-funded program of clinical craniofacial research.

    Currently, Dr Singh is a Board Member of the American Sleep and Breathing Association, Member of the World Sleep Society, an Academic Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and Fellow of the International Association for Orthodontics, where he was awarded prizes in 2005, 2013 and 2014. He has published over 200 articles and books in the peer-reviewed medical, dental and orthodontic literature, and has lectured in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa.

    Currently, he is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of  Vivos Therapeutics Inc. Dr Singh is the 2019 recipient of the US Invisible Disabilities Association award for “ … providing the possibility of healthy lives for millions living with illness, pain and disability”.

    Sarah Wilmot is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist in Australia. Sarah is passionate about Voice, Respiration and Effective Communication and encouraging others to find their own Voice.

    Sarah Wilmot is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist in Australia. Sarah is passionate about Voice, Respiration and Effective Communication and encouraging others to find their own Voice …

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    She has worked in a wide variety of Health and Education setting, including Acting Schools. She has taught nationally and internationally on Speech and Voice. She has run her own Private Practice ‘Speech Pathways’ in Melbourne.

    Sarah is also a classically trained Singer and a Voice and Sound Artist using a variety of different vocal pedagogical approaches in her work.

    Sarah is a member of the Australian Voice Association and the Laryngology Society of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Linguistics. She is passionate – and super geeky – about the world of Voice.

    Recordings still available!

    We recorded every session of the 3 days of learning, exploration and meeting of minds!
    Buy them now, and watch them over the next 6 months

    Purchase price – US$620

    ‘A Nasal Perspective during the COVID-19 Crisis’

    Dr Jim Bartley is an otolaryngologist with extensive published papers and two books to his name.

    In this video Jim focuses on the nose, nasal health and amongst other things vitamin D, nitric oxide and probiotics, and their importance in respiratory health.

    Dr Bartley observed that many of his patients presenting with nasal obstruction were hyperventilating. When he taught them relaxed diaphragmatic breathing techniques, many patients reported that their nasal obstruction improved and also noticed significant other health benefits. He wrote a book called “Breathing Matters” with Tania Clifton-Smith. He also has a Pain Medicine fellowship and is an Australia New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine examiner. He has published seventy papers in the peer-reviewed literature, fourteen book chapters and two books. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at Auckland University.

    A Nasal Perspective COVID-19

    Dr Bartley focuses on the nose, nasal health and amongst other things vitamin D, nitric oxide and probiotics.

    ‘Potential Role of Nasal Breathing and Nitric Oxide in COVID-19: A Breathing Therapy Perspective’

    Dr Rosalba Courtney PhD is an osteopath with a PhD in breathing and has developed Integrative Breathing Therapy. She has spent many years exploring the evidence based application of a wide range of breathing therapies. Rosalba is also a co-organiser of the Breathe Hawaii conference.

    In this video Rosalba will focus on the research into nitric oxide, nasal breathing and their application to COVID-19 from a breathing therapy perspective.

    This includes the use of nitric oxide as an inhaled gas for prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the use of breathing techniques to raise nitric oxide, as well as the protective and regulatory effects, as opposed to the pathological and damaging effects from low and high doses of nitric oxide, and much more.

    Rosalba Courtney DO, ND PhD is an osteopath and has a PhD in breathing and has developed Integrative Breathing Therapy.

    Nasal Breathing and Nitric Oxide relating to COVID-19

    Rosalba Courtney focuses on the research into nitric oxide and nasal breathing, and their application to COVID0-19

    ‘COVID-19 A Physiotherapist’s Experience in a Sydney ICU’

    Eva Zveglic is a Clinical Specialist Intensive Care Physiotherapist at St George Hospital, Sydney.

    In this talk Eva brings us her experience of treating COVID-19 patients within an ICU and two case studies, one a 49yr old man, the other a 55 yr old man. Very interesting to hear first hand how this disease can progress in a patient, and how it is being treated.

    Eva first qualified with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2000. Since then, she has worked at a number of tertiary teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom and Australia, specialising in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. She has a special interest in dysfunctional breathing with over 15 years experience of treating this patient population. She has current memberships in “Physiotherapists for Hyperventilation”, “Buteyko Breathing Association (UK)”, “Chartered Society of Physiotherapy” and  “Association of Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care”

    COVID-19 in an ICU

    Clinical presentation, ARDS, the acute phase, proning, sedation, intubation and more.

    ‘Remote Work Rythym’

    Tania Clifton-Smith one of the founding organisers of Breathe Hawaii, in this video with Dr Sven Hansen, Resilience Institute International, and Brad Hook.

    This webinar features simple solutions to help re-establish effectiveness and wellbeing while working from home.

    Tania is a Musculo-Respiratory Physiotherapist and Director of BradCliff Breathing. She co-founded Breathing Works in 1998, which was the first clinic of its kind in Australasia. Throughout her career, Tania has been an inspiring influence on Health Professionals the world over and is a world expert in breathing dysfunction.

    Dr Sven Hansen is the founder of The Resilience Institute. Asking if organisations might be interested in applying sports science to good business and leadership, Sven began a corporate health business in 1988. He completed his MBA in 1993 and set about building an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to sustainable performance in life, sport and business.

    Brad Hook is a technologist, author and resilience facilitator who has presented keynotes and workshops around the world. He is dedicated to supporting individuals and groups with the Resilience App – a practical, evidence-based toolkit that builds resilience skills and proves the impact. His latest book Resilience Mastery explores the 11 critical skills that drive high performance.

    Tania Clifton-Smith has 30 year’s experience in the field of breathing dysfunction, breathing pattern disorders, hyperventilation syndrome and physiotherapy.

    Practical tips for self-regulation while working from home

    Top tips on how to self regulate during times of stress and debunking some breathing myths

    ‘Nasal Breathing Summit’ – recording available

    Join a host of top breathing experts as they explore nasal breathing – the role of nitric oxide, helping protect against bacteria and viruses, supporting facial growth and more.

    Presented by the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD), the leader in interdisciplinary collaboration and education for optimal airway growth, development and function. For more info on AAPMD click here

    A recorded version of the webinar is now available. It’s on the AAPMD website and is free for AAPMD members, and for a nominal fee for non-members. Click here to access it.

    Impressive line-up of presenters

    Speakers include Rosalba Courtney, Soroush Zaghi, Patrick McKeown, Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton.

    ‘Insights on COVID-19: Lessons Learnt from Sleep and Respiratory Perspective!’

    Our first offering is presented by Dr Umakanth Katwa, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, director of sleep laboratory at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr Katwa has such a wealth of knowledge about the latest research and information of the current COVID-19 pandemic, that we have compiled three videos to cover the topic. These are truly in-depth and comprehensive summaries of the latest available information!

    In this latest offering, ‘Part 3 Inside the ICU’ Dr Katwa covers:

    • Chest CT findings
    • Postmortem findings
    • ARDS
    • ICU treatment
    • CPAP
    • Remdesivir
    • Plasma transfusions
    • Immune response
    • Vaccines
    • Discharge criteria
    • and more!

    Once again Dr Katwa covers an enormous amount about what the latest research is telling us. We are indebted to him for his time and generosity.

    We trust you will enjoy this concluding talk.

    Dr Umakanth Katwa MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

    Part 3 – Inside the ICU

    Dr Katwa reveals what the latest research and information is telling us from inside ICUs.

    In ‘Part 2 Clinical aspect’ Dr Katwa covers:

    • COVID-19 disease spectrum and clinical course
    • Clinical stages in children
    • Pregnancy and risk for perinatal tansmission
    • Innate immunity
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D
    • Zinc
    • Hydroxychloroquine
    • Nasal breathing and nitric oxide
    • COVID-19 and sleep, including sleep apnea aand CPAP
    • and more!

    Yes, he is covering an enormous amount of information and we again thank him for his generosity.

    At the outset however, I do have to apologise for the quality of the sound at various stages in this recording. I am new to Zoom and unfortunately this recording does not always provide the quality that Dr Katwa deserves. However, the slides capture the information and this presentation is well worth persevering with!

    Part 2 – Clinical aspects

    Dr Katwa reveals what the latest research and information is telling us about the clinical aspects of COVID-19.

    In ‘Part 1 COVID-19’ Dr Katwa covers:

    • COVID-19’s origin
    • Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2
    • Epidemiology
    • Our immune response
    • ACE2 receptors
    • Transmission
    • Viral shredding
    • Coughs, masks and distancing
    • and more!

    Part 1 – COVID19

    Dr Katwa reveals what the latest research and information is telling us about the nature of SARS-CoV-2 and discusses the best ways to minimise transmission and reduce infection.

    Join us in Hawaii!

    Yes.. let’s get together, in person, in 2024, for our inaugural face to face Conference, including a day of workshops! 

    After such an unforeseeable delay, we will be so pleased to present our first face to face conference in Hawaii, in 2024, building on our first online conference next year!

    Thank you again for your patience!

    Our intention always is to provide a forum for the sharing of knowledge, with top international speakers, being leaders from their various fields of breathing therapy, research and clinical application.

    We are planning a day of experiential workshops, followed by two days of engaging talks, discussions and panels, focused on current evidence based breathing therapies and emerging multidisciplinary treatment models that include attention to breathing and airways.  .

    As we get closer to the time, we will update you on just who our exciting line-up includes! But rest assured, this will be a long overdue opportunity to gather together to discuss, explore and perhaps even be challenged by, diverse perspectives. From this too, we hope that it will help us understand more about providing collaborative and multidisciplinary treatment models, and encourage multidisciplinary research collaboration.

    More information too about the venue and social gatherings as we closer to the time.

    Do let’s us know if you are keen to attend!

    info@breathe2022.com