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Trigger Point Therapy - Paradoxical Breathing

Posted by Julian Knight on

The Autonomic Nervous System and Breathing     Trigger Points are often associated with Paradoxical Breathing Paradoxical (or abdominal) breathing is a term used to describe an abnormal chest movement, with the patient’s chest moving inward (or not moving at all) during inhalation rather than outward or forward. This means that your patient cannot take a functional breath and is most likely a shallow breather. Paradoxical breathing is a common perpetuating factor, but is easy to check if a patient is presenting with this breath rhythm issue. Assessing for Correct Rhythm To assess for correct rhythm, place one hand on...

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