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Rosalba is available for consultations at Lotus Health on

Wednesdays 12pm - 6pm

For appointments call
Lotus Health on 02 9953 5153

More info about Dr Rosalba: www.breathandbody.com.au
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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 a highly experienced Osteopath, Naturopath and Breathing Therapist with over 35 years experience as a practitioner, teacher, author and researcher.

Rosalba is one of the world’s leading experts in breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy. She 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 life's work and passion is helping people get out of pain, reduce stress and get healthy and happy and constantly learning about the most effective ways to do this. Her clinical approach to healing adults and children is integrative and she often combines several of the modalities she is trained in when treating her patients.

Rosalba’s extensive clinical and research experience allows her to combine current developments in scientific evidence based practice with tried and tested clinical strategies for the benefit of her patients. She is committed to empowering her patients to gain skills and knowledge to help themselves while also provides skillful hands on Osteopathic treatment.

Dr. Courtney specializes in the treatment of:

  • 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

Upcoming 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

Wednesday 5 April at 7:30 pm
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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

Wednesday 12 April at 7:30 pm
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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

Wednesday 19 April at 7:30 pm
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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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 Parents' seminar

Healthy Breathing Healthy Child 

A 1½ hour seminar for parents of children with mouth breathing, asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, hyperventilation or breathing pattern abnormalities.

 

Functional Breathing Basics

  Functional Breathing Basics

A 2 hour practical class for adults who suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD and other respiratory disorders.

Take control of your breathing and improve your lung function with proven breathing techniques. Research conducted at Southern Cross University showed that four weeks of this protocol improved breathing efficiency, reduced symptoms and improved lung function.

 
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