OPTA 2018 Fall Workshop and Annual Business Meeting

"Innovative Techniques in Treating Chronic Pain: Correction of Breathing Dysfunction"

Presented by:  Kathleen Burns, PT, DPT, CMPT, OCS, Certified Breathing Behavioral Analyst - Therapeutic Associates

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Continuing Education Hours:  2

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Registration:  8:30 - 9:00
Program:  9:00 - 12:30
Program includes Fall Workshop & Annual Business Meeting

OMEF Event Center
11740 SW 68th Parkway, Ste. 100
Portland, OR  97223

Workshop Description:
Join us to look deeper into an emerging approach to the treatment of persistent pain through breathing.  We will explore the factors impacting breath control and its effects on human physiology.  After this presentation, you will be able to help guide a client through observing, managing, and even correcting, their breathing habits to have a positive impact on their pain experience.  Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Understanding the acid-base balance of blood and its effect on oxygenation
  • Understanding different breathing dysfunctions including hypercapnia and hypocapnia
  • Be able to utilize the Nijmegen Questionnaire as an outcome measure to identify patients or clients who would benefit from breathing assessment and treatment
  • Be able to use breath control, manual therapy, and exercise to treat appropriate breathing dysfunctions

About the Speaker:
Kathleen (Kat) graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2014 and graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies, also from Ithaca College in 2012. She is an orthopedic certified specialist and a certified manual physical therapist.  She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2018.  She is currently in the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT) fellowship program and works as a certified mentor. Though Kat treats all parts of the body, she particularly enjoys treating scoliosis and using biofeedback for breathing dysfunction.

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Oregon Physical Therapy Association 
147 SE 102nd Avenue - Portland, OR 97216
Fax 503.253.9172
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