presented by Jacqueline Shakar
Jackie Shakar is employed as a Clinical Advisor and Lead Instructor for Graston Technique, LLC. Jackie Shakar receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships.
Nonfinancial— Jackie Shakar has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jacqueline Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS
Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for more than 36 years. She currently works in an outpatient facility and her clinical focuses include a wide spectrum of patients including those experiencing persistent pain, geriatrics and endurance athletes. She received her master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1983 and…Read full bio
1. What Is Dysfunctional Breathing and Why Should We Care?
In this chapter, we will learn that breathing is a central aspect of our whole being and it plays a vital role in all the physiological functions of our body.
2. Review of Respiratory Anatomy and Mechanics
Participants will review the physiology and mechanics of the respiratory system under normal and abnormal conditions. This information will provide critical background information for formulating accurate assessments of their patients with dysfunctional breathing.
3. Dysfunctional Breathing and Neuromusculoskeletal Pain
Current evidence will be reviewed regarding pain neuroscience and central/peripheral sensitization. The relationship between pain neuroscience principles and dysfunctional breathing will be identified. Participants will be able to apply pain neuroscience educational principles to their current clinical practice after completing this chapter.
4. Evidence-Based Assessments of Functional and Dysfunctional Breathing
A lecture and demonstration of the assessments of normal and dysfunctional breathing will be provided. Recent research regarding the validity and reliability of these assessments is included. Participants will be able to formulate an efficient evaluation plan of functional and dysfunctional breathing using the information covered in this chapter.