Breathing Essentials - The Anatomical Details

Breathing Essentials: The Anatomical Details

Dysfunction of the respiratory complex, trunk muscular imbalances, muscular inhibition and weakness, myofascial restrictions, loss of axial rotation and chronic hyperventilation, all have significant effects on posture, trunk stability, chronic pain, upper extremity, and lower extremity function and motion. 

This is the second course in a series of six courses that will enable the student to connect the negative effects of dysfunction of respiration and generate answers on the management of these issues.  This seminar deals with the anatomy and function of respiration. Why learn anatomy and physiology of breathing?  After 40 years of teaching patients, I have found the more information my patient has the better they understand the problem and are more likely to be proactive in their recovery.   

Taking one or all of the seminars will provide the essential tools necessary for recognizing and strategies for alleviating Breathing Pattern Disorders in the Pursuit of Ideal Posture and Motion.


  1. Respiratory Skeletal Component.
  2. Muscular Component
  3. Mechanics of Quiet Breathing
  4. Physiology of Respiration
  5. The function of the Diaphragm


  1. Breathing Practice
  2. Lateral Costal Expansion

    Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with 41 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in1979. She was certified as a Part A manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994. United States APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and in 2016 she was recertified Emeritus. 

    Debra is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) since 1994 and was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1989 to 1994.   She has been a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program and has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada. She has numerous online seminars related to Differential Diagnosis, Breathing Essentials and Foundation Form Function of the core that are available for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Chiropractors.

    She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Clearwater, Florida.

    Instructor Name Debra Dent
    Cost CA$19.99
    Run Time 1:20:33
    Access Duration Indefinite access after purchase