Patrick McKeowen
#206 VIDEO


Rhinitis is the leading cause of respiratory obstruction and a significant contributory factor to numerous comorbidity disorders, including dentofacial and craniofacial alterations. The Buteyko Method features a measurement appraisal known as the control pause, a breath hold exercise to unblock the nose and reduced breathing exercises to reset breathing volume towards normal. A study on its effectivness is presented and step by step instruction is provided for participants to apply the exercises first hand, and experience bodily reactions including nasal dilation, increased feeling of warmth due to vasodilatation (improved blood circulation). Experiential knowledge provides a greater understanding of the negative effects associated with oral breathing, and chronic hyperventilation (breathing a volume of air greater than metabolic requirements).

After receiving accreditation from Dr. Konstantin Buteyko in 2002, Patrick has spent the last 13 years reaching out to thousands of children and adults who suffer unnecessarily due to the asthma, sleep disordered breathing and dysfunctional breathing patterns.  His latest book is titled “The Oxygen Advantage” and explores improving sports performance by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude.

Learning Outcomes:

– Identify dysfunctional breathing in sleep disordered breathing and Myofunctional therapy.
– Perform exercises to decongest the nose.
– Demonstrate techniques and identify guidelines to help establish nasal breathing and restore physiologically normal breathing.