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Educational material


Physiotherapy for Hyperventilation video, intended to help teach other physiotherapists how to treat hyperventilation, but made so as to be of use to the general public also.


An explanation of hyperventilation and graduated counting to help with the breathing retraining techniques .


  1. Behavioral and Psychological Approaches to Breathing Disorders
    edited by Beverly H. Timmons and Ronald Ley
    Plenum Press 1994 ISBN 0 306 44446 1
  2. Hyperventilation Syndrome
    Dinah Bradley
    Kyle Cathie 2000 ISBN 1 85626 295 2
  3. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders
    Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley and Christopher Gilbert
    Churchill Livingstone 2002 ISBN 0 443 07053 9
  4. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems
    J. A. Pryor and S. A. Prasad
    Churchill Livingstone 2002 ISBN 0 443 07075
  5. Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care - an Evidence-Based Approach, 3rd edition
    Alexandra Hough
    Stanley Thornes 2000 ISBN 0412 623 20X

Healthcare Professional Information

Dysfunctional Breathing Assessment Sheet, designed for healthcare professionals to download and use. Click here.

What is Hyperventilation leaflet, designed to give patients/clients a basic introduction to hyperventilation (overbreathing). It aims to help people recognise their symptoms and then makes gentle recommendations as to possible treatment approaches. For the professional, it serves as a reminder of what hyperventilation is and also recommends further reading and contact details. Leaflets can be purchased via the group. For details please contact Anne Pitman, c/o Physiotherapy Department
The London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW

Jpegs of the leaflet can be printed from the links below (landscape format).
Download page one
Download page two.

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