Interview: Professor Peter Eastwood talks about the role of respiratory muscles in breathing motor impairments 2


When you take a breath, many muscles in your body contract in a coordinated pattern to let air flow in and out of your lungs. While most of the muscular work for breathing is done by the diaphragm muscle in the abdomen, the muscles in the upper airway also play an important role. In this video, Professor Peter Eastwood explains why it is so important to look at upper airway muscles for understanding breathing motor impairments.


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  • Craig Patrick

    As an osteopath in clinical practice, I routinely treat breathing pattern disorders, particularly in relation to chronic low back pain and psycho-emotional stress. I have done so since graduating in 2002. The central and integrating role of respiratory motion and the function of the diaphragm are core osteopathic dogma – its seem bioscience is 100 years behind the game.