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Breathe the best version of you.

We offer detailed breathing assessments for those struggling to control their breathing.

 

We teach you how to breathe optimally so you can improve your physical and mental health, your performance and your ability to enjoy life.

The average person takes over 580 million breaths during their lifetime

What is The Breathing MOT?

The Breathing MOT analyses your breathing and teaches you how to breathe optimally. We will establish which parts of your breathing framework require help, and will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to gain control of your breathing.

It has been developed by respiratory specialists and is run by a team of expert physiotherapists who between them, have decades of experience working with patients with breathing issues, so we understand how it feels to loose control of something that was once automatic.

Our Breathing MOT specialists will help you optimise your breathing patterns, breathing mechanics, and breathing muscle strength, and will give you the tools to be able to manage your breathing in day to day life, helping you achieve your goals. 

Breathing is something we do everyday. We can't live without it, yet no one teaches us how to do it properly.

"If breathing is not normalised, no other movement pattern can be"

Ready to learn exactly why our respiratory physiotherapists can help you?

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We are Breathing Experts

Respiratory physiotherapists are qualified  physiotherapists with extensive further training and experience treating those with breathing problems or lung disease. With decades of experience between us, we ensure we look at the whole body, with an expert eye on the breathing system, in order to safely prescribe and treat your symptoms. We understand how frustrating and controlling breathing symptoms can be, so we quickly get you on the right path of treatment, calling on our extensive network of medical professionals if required.

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A Specialist Understanding

Breathing is controlled by our brain and our breathing muscles. It is an automatic function, however it can be influenced heavily by our thoughts, emotions, infection, or illness. Most people are able to control variations in their breathing from these external factors without a thought, some are able to manage them through strategies such as those seen in breathwork, and others are not; and you are most likely reading this as you are in the latter group: struggling to gain control of your breathing in certain situations, or perhaps it has spilled over in to everyday life.

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Advanced Long-Term Solution

The way to fix this, is tailored breathing pattern re-training. There is no one size fits all approach. It involves carefully picking apart the drivers for your inefficient breathing pattern, and working together to rebuild your breathing foundation through a variety of specialist techniques; equipping you with the skills and confidence you need to rid your symptoms.

Who is the Breathing MOT for?

Anyone! Absolutely anyone can come and see us for a Breathing MOT. Some reasons include:

  • You notice gasps or sighs when breathing.

  • You notice you can’t get a satisfying breath.

  • You notice an irregularity in your breathing pattern.

  • You have anxiety and often lose control of your breathing.

  • You feel breathlessness that is disproportionate to what you are doing.

  • You have an underlying condition and want help managing your breathing symptoms.

  • You get a lot of chest infections.

  • You practice breathwork but sometimes struggle to perform the exercises.

  • You are training for an event and want to optimise your breathing when exercising.

  • You simply want to know whether you breathe optimally, and whether there is anything you can do to optimise your lung health.

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Poor breathing habits are linked to:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Reduced exercise tolerance

  • Fatigue

  • Poor posture

  • Anxiety

  • Sinus issues

  • Facial deformity

  • Dry mouth

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The Process

Assessment in person in clinic

Thorough assessment with a specialist respiratory physiotherapist including:

  • Detailed history taking.

  • Respiratory assessment including blood oxygen levels (SpO2), respiratory rate, heart rate, peak flow and maximum inspiratory pressure.

  • Screen for red flags or serious respiratory pathology with appropriate onward referral.

  • Detailed breathing pattern assessment at rest and on exertion.

  • Detailed breathing mechanics assessment including: rib cage, thoracic spine and diaphragm range of movement; posture and core stability.

Results & Plan on the same day

After your assessment, you will be presented with your results and will be signposted to the most appropriate route of care.

This may involve, but is not limited to:

  • 6 monthly or annual Breathing MOT.

  • Commence breathing pattern re-education with our team of specialist respiratory physiotherapists.

  • Private referral to

    • respiratory physician

    • cardiac physician

    • ENT physician

    • psychologist

    • speech and language therapy

    • musculoskeletal physiotherapy

  • Recommendation to seek GP appointment.

  • Results can be shared with any professional of your choice with your consent.

Let our specialists teach you how to breathe better

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Start breathing better once and for all.
Choose one of the following options:

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The Breathing MOT

During your Breathing MOT, one of our expert respiratory physiotherapists will conduct an in depth breathing assessment as well as screen for serious pathology. An important part of the process is gaining a thorough understanding of your symptoms and delving in to your respiratory history. Your physical assessment includes a full breathing pattern and mechanics examination; establishing which parts of your breathing framework require help. We will discuss the results with you, and present you with a plan to help you achieve optimal breathing.

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The Breathing MOT
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x3 Personalised Breathing Re-training Sessions

A full Breathing MOT with one of our expert physiotherapists, followed by x3 30-minute follow up appointments to re-train and optimise your breathing pattern, as well as tailored guidance to help you translate this in to daily life. We work closely with you to help you gain control of your breathing during your trigger periods, and help you develop strategies for long-term success.

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The Breathing MOT 
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x6 Personalised Breathing Re-training Sessions

 

A full Breathing MOT with one of our expert physiotherapists, as well as x6 30-minute follow up appointments to re-train and optimise your breathing pattern. Further training specific to your needs will be also be delivered, which may include controlling your breathing pattern in high pressure situations, and appropriately adapting it during physical activity and exercise (+/- specific sports). Includes inspiratory muscle training.

Why choose us?

We are a team of specialist respiratory physiotherapists who have worked at some of the top cardio-respiratory centres in the UK, and we work with many leading respiratory doctors.

 

We have a wealth of experience treating patients with breathing issues, and are experts in assessing the way people breathe.

 

You can learn more about us here or ask us a question on WhatsApp.

Testimonials

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I really didn’t know what to expect when I was diagnosed with dysfunctional breathing patterns but I did what she said and within a few weeks I started to see a meaningful improvement. Very grateful for all of her help!

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Sessions have been enormously helpful, I would recommend to anyone struggling with breathing issues. My issue was diagnosed very quickly - I felt heard, reassured and supported straight away. The practical exercises given have literally got my life back on track!

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I couldn’t recommend these guys enough. Really made me feel comfortable and at ease and helped me significantly with my symptoms. I have learnt effective breathing techniques which I will use in the future.

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Our team of specialist respiratory physiotherapists all have extensive experience in the breathing and physiotherapy field, and are experts in anaylsing breathing mechanics.

Each therapist is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Physiotherapy for Breathing Pattern Disorders Specialist Interest Group, and are BradCliff qualified.

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