Hyperventilation and shortness of breath
Have you ever experienced:
- Frequent sighing and yawning
- Breathing discomfort*
- Disturbed sleep
- Erratic heartbeats*
- Feeling anxious
- Pins and needles
- Upset gut/nausea
- Chest pains*
- Shattered confidence
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Achy muscles and joints
- Dizzy spells* or feeling ‘spaced out’
- Irritability or jumpiness
- Feelings of ‘air hunger’
These are the most common symptoms resulting from disordered breathing.
*See your doctor first if you are experiencing these problems.
You’re not alone
One in ten New Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing. This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms baffling to both patient and doctor. Worry over this may lead to further over breathing and built-up of symptoms. Breathing this way can become a habit. This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created.
Our specialized physiotherapy service is designed to break the cycle; restoring energy-efficient breathing, improving energy levels and renewing self-confidence
Why this happens
Physical Sense therapists are specialized in helping you restoring your breathing patterns.
This is the only clinic in Christchurch that uses the BradCliff method® which has been developed by Auckland physiotherapists Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith. Tania and Dinah have published 6 books on the subject of breathing disorders, and are recognized as experts in their field.
Triggers for hyperventilation
- Asthma or COPD
- “Burning the candle at both ends”
- Cough and colds/bronchitis
- Chronic pain-physical and emotional
- Frequent or stressful telephone calls
- Hormone imbalances – PMT or menopause
- Mouth-breathing/nasal problems
- Poor posture/ergonomics
- Tight clothes
- Viral sickness