Breathing Therapy near Newcastle NSW

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At Dental at Atune, we provide a breathing therapy service to help treat a number of respiratory-related conditions. Based in Cardiff, we help patients throughout Newcastle and surrounding areas breathe easier.

Are you sick of asthma? Can’t get a good night sleep due to sleep apnoea? Our breathing and orofacial therapist, Dean O’Rourke, is a pioneer of functional breathing and is here to help. He provides breathing therapy for the following conditions:

To find out if breathing therapy is the right choice for you, book a breathing and health assessment at Dental at Atune today. Consultation is only $85 (health fund rebate available.

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Dean O’Rourke — Dental in Cardiff, NSW

Dean O’Rourke

(B. Ed. Health & Phys Ed. (Hons), MBIBH.)

Dean is a consultant breathing and orofacial therapist. His expertise in the field is recognised throughout Australia and overseas. As a result, Dean was awarded the 2016 Practitioner of the Year at ATUNE Health Centres.

He’s been in clinical practice for almost a decade following 15 years as an award-winning HSC Health Educator. He is a member of ISARP (International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory and Psychophysiology) and the BIBH (Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health). He has a special interest in advanced biofeedback breathing pattern analysis and has also trained in orofacial myology through the Coulson Institute (USA).

Dean receives referrals from medical specialists, GPs, dentists/orthodontists, psychologists and a wide range of Allied Health professionals. He routinely works with sufferers of a broad range of chronic conditions such as asthma, respiratory allergies, recurrent respiratory infections, pre-ortho and orthodontic conditions, sleep disorders, chronic pain management and anxiety disorders. He also has a special interest in advanced sports-specific breathing training for elite sports performance.

In short, Dean is committed to empowering people of all ages to achieve optimal health and fitness, long-term. His continued success over the years has reinforced his belief that functional habits are the key to minimising or even eliminating symptoms of many common diseases, minimising the risk factors leading to chronic disease and slowing down the ageing process.

Book a breathing therapy consultation with Dean today.

Frequently Asked Questions

In simple terms, breathing therapy is the study and application of specific breathing techniques in order to promote healing within the body and mind.

Deep breathing is a useful way to slow down your heartrate and manage stress. The best way to do this is to lie down in a comfortable position, breath in through your nose and exhale through your nose. While doing this, place one hand on your stomach and feel it rise as you inhale.

Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder in which breathing constantly stops and starts while asleep. Typical symptoms include loud snoring and feeling tired even though you’ve had a full night’s sleep.

There can be various different causes. In adults, obstructive sleep apnoea is typically caused by being overweight or obesity, with excess soft tissue causing the airway to block.