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A woman practicing mindful breathing.

Breathing is not just a normal part of life—it is life. We don't breathe, we don't live. It's pretty simple. If we're healthy, breathing is a natural, involuntary activity.

However, the quality of our breathing plays an important role in our overall health. But what is optimal breathing? How is it achieved?

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Rohini Chandrashekar discusses the mechanics of respiration, the causes and effects of breathing dysfunction, how breathing can affect movement and pain perception, and how physical therapists can help people breathe easier.

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Rohini Chandrashekar

Rohini K. Chandrashekar, PT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, and has extensive experience in acute care as well as outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. She has been published as a co-author in book chapters and in peer reviewed journals, and presents nationally on topics related to cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy.  Additionally, Rohini is a yoga instructor and uses the principles of yoga in her clinical practice  

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