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Breath work- How to use it for pain relief and movement

Another vital system we need to use well to help with moving and pain relief is our breathing.

As we breathe in, our lungs need to be able to expand and this can only be achieved if the rib cage is able to move. The lower ribs move out and up, the middle ribs move out and the upper ribs move up and forwards. You will not have perfect symmetry between the left and the right but both sides of the rib cage need to be able to move.

Movement of the Rib cage is vital for so many reasons,

It allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to be exchanged at the alveoli,

It causes the diaphragm to contract with works with our pelvic floor

It allows the stimulation of vital organs such as the stomach, liver, kidney and bowel.

It allows for flexion and extension of the spine

It allows smooth and effective movement and stabilisation of the shoulder.

In our injury assessments, we check you are breathing and moving the rib cage well and teach you how to improve the Physiological responses you are having to poor breathing mechanics. If you are not these can be the trigger of many different injuries and chronic pain.

If you are struggling with your breathing, your rib cage isn't moving, you have poor pelvis floor control, or you suffer from Long Covid*, COPD, or asthma we can help improve your breathing.

To book an initial assessment appointment please visit and click book now.

*if you are suffering from Long Covid and have more Neural Symptoms please book in with Lotti

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