Appointments

Rosalba is available for consultations at Lotus Health on Wednesdays 12pm - 6pm

For appointments call
Lotus Health on 02 9953 5153

Clinic schedule

More info about Dr Rosalba: www.rosalbacourtney.com
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Articles by Rosalba

Correct breathing for healthy children
Correct breathing for healthy children
Correct breathing and healthy airways are fundamental to a child’s health, facial attractiveness and development. Taking steps to improve a child’s breathing can also improve their sleep, mood, behaviour, ability to pay attention, eliminate bedwetting, decrease their needs for asthma medication and reduce the incidence of colds and ear infections.

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Dr Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD

Osteopath, Naturopath and Breathing Therapist
Dr Rosalba Courtney

Dr Rosalba Courtney is an Osteopath, Naturopath and Breathing Therapist with over 35 years experience as a practitioner, teacher, author and researcher.

Rosalba is experienced in the field of breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy. She also has a PhD from RMIT University on the Assessment and Clinical Relevance of Breathing Dysfunction and has published many scientific papers and book chapters on this subject.

Her aim is to help people get out of pain and improve their long term health and quality of life, by providing effective hands-on osteopathic  treatment and by teaching her patients skills and strategies that will enable them to take active control of their health. These skills include breathing exercises, muscle and postural retraining and techniques for mindfulness and stress reduction.

In her work as an osteopath and breathing therapist she believes that it is important to use the tools of modern science while not ignoring or devaluing the wisdom that lies in the accumulated knowledge and experience of generations past.

Conditions treated by Dr Courtney

  • Head, neck and TMJ pain
  • Pain and muscular skeletal disorders connected with postural and breathing dysfunction
  • Chronic respiratory disorders such as Asthma, COPD and Chronic Bronchitis
  • Sleep breathing disorders including snoring, upper airways resistance syndrome and sleep apnea.
  • Dysfunctional breathing e.g. unexplained breathlessness and respiratory discomfort, breathing pattern disorders and  hyperventilation,
  • Stress related breathing disorders.
  • Mouth breathing, snoring and sleep disordered breathing in children.
  • Athletes with dysfunctional breathing.

Services and Programs

~ Osteopathic Manual Therapy including massage, mobilization, muscle energy techniques,
       cranial osteopathy,  taping, functional rehabilitation.
~ Postural and Functional Assessment
~ Comprehensive Breathing Assessment
~ Breathing Retraining (individual or group classes)
~ Individual Integrative Health Consultations

Integrative Breathing Therapy programs

Better Breathing, Better Health

Better Breathing, Better Health

The IBT adults program is useful for anyone who needs to improve their breathing. Particularly those who suffer from asthma, emphysema (COPD), hyperventilation, anxiety, mouth breathing, and breathing pattern disorders and sleep disordered breathing (including snoring and sleep apnea).

5 weekly sessions

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Healthy Breathing, Healthy Child

The program

Healthy Breathing Healthy Child 

For children with mouth breathing, asthma, snoring and sleep disordered breathing.

5 weekly sessions

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Talks

Apr 17 - How to stop your child mouth-breathing (and why it matters)

How to stop your child mouth-breathing (and why it matters)

Information and practical session
2 hours, including time for questions

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Apr 17 - How to stop your child mouth-breathing (and why it matters)

How to improve sleep, snoring and sleep apnea naturally

Information and practical session
2 hours, including time for questions

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Apr 17 - How to stop your child mouth-breathing (and why it matters)

Breathing retraining for Asthma and COPD

Information and practical session
2 hours, including time for questions

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