Dysfunctional breathing habits, where reflex-regulated CO2 has been compromised, may cause, trigger, exacerbate, and perpetuate a wide range of effects (symptoms and deficits) that are often mistakenly attributed to other unrelated causes. How would you know if breathing was a factor in compromises you experience? We utilize CO2 instrumentation analysis which measures gas exchange during breathing, displays moment to moment changes in acid base regulation, and breathing behaviors, for example, gasping, aborting the breath, and slow or fast breathing. In fact, the use of CO2 analysis instrumentation is the only effective technological means to determining if, when, where, and how a learned habit is compromising respiration.
Being able to measure many aspects of breathing habits and gas exchange in the moment provides meaningful information to inform learning and teaching. Instrumentation for example, provides feedback to let you know when you are applying what you are learning in a way that is in keeping with good respiration and when you are moving away from good respiration. Personal use of the instrumentation provides accurate feedback during learning and when coupled with customized one-on-one educator learning and teaching.
Rental options are listed below. Behavioral Physiology Institute provides instrument rentals within the continental USA at this time.
Instrument rental (8 days):
$275.00 (includes ground shipping to you).
Rental time is for the duration of the Assessment and includes shipping time (8 days).
When no additional services are requested ship the instrument is returned upon completion of the assessment.
Instrument rental monthly (30 days):
This option is used during Learning packages, home learning, and scheduled learning sessions with your educator.
$600.00 (includes shipping time).
($150.00 per wk for 4 wks or more).
($ 275.00 per wk when under 4 wks).
Instrumentation can be made available for longer than 30 days upon request.
Instrument rentals are available withing the continental USA.
You will need to supply your own computer with Windows Operating System (PC system 7 or 8, Mac with Windows partition), 2 USB ports, hi speed Internet access, a USB headset with speaking capability, computer video camera (built in or external optional for tutorial sessions or assessment), high capacity audio card, Microsoft Word or a text software, or notebook for note taking, a phone.
is a comprehensive first step to find out how your learned breathing habits may be affecting your health and performance. Your educator assists you in a self-discovery process, where you learn about your own breathing habits and how these habits could be mediating symptoms and deficits. The in-depth interview is coupled with the use of the instrumentation, for real-time physiological monitoring instrument.
are the next step after a Breathing Habit Assessment. These 50 minute sessions with the instrumentation are about learning breathing behaviors that reinstate respiratory reflexes. Tutorials are customized to assist you in identifying self-defeating breathing habits, learning about how these habits may be triggering and perpetuate symptoms and deficits, unlearning breathing habits while learning breathing patterns consistent with good respiration.
Neuromuscular re-education of oral and facial muscles support healthy muscle and structural behaviors essential for proper facial growth, breathing, dental development, speech development, and airway function.