Breathing Optimisation

Breathing Optimisation aims to increase your lung function, improve your wellbeing, enhance your performance, and build your confidence.

One of the most fundamental and basic bodily processes is breathing, yet when it comes to health, it rarely receives the attention it deserves. Our expert physiotherapists use the BradCliff breathing method to assess and tailor a program to your needs.

We help clients with long-standing conditions such as asthma or COPD and those suffering from chronic chest infections or long covid. We also assist clients to improve the quality of their sleep, manage anxiety and stress-related conditions and optimise athletic performance.

What is Disordered Breathing?

Disordered breathing can occur because of physical changes in the lungs (i.e. COPD, bronchiectasis, post-surgery), or due to a change in your natural pattern of breathing.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Feeling of air hunger at rest or during movement/sport

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Feeling anxious and uptight

  • Sore neck shoulders and back

  • Frequent sighing and yawning

  • Breathing discomfort*

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Erratic heartbeats*

  • Pins and needles

  • Upset gut/nausea

  • Clammy hands

  • Chest pains*

  • Shattered confidence

  • Fatigue

  • Achy muscles and joints

  • Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out

  • Irritability or hypervigilance

*Check with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

We can help those with:

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Asthma

  • Recurrent chest infections

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Breathing pattern disorders, including hyperventilation

  • Long Covid

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Chronic back and neck pain

  • Postural concerns

  • Clients who are looking to improve their fitness or performance

Meet our BradCliff Practitioner

Mikayla Lewis