Breathing - Cromwell Physiotherapy, Cromwell, Central Otago

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We treat a variety of breathing conditions, from Pneumonia , Asthma, Bronchitis, Hyperventilation Syndrome to Increasing Sport Performance.

Ellen worked for many years as a Physiotherapist on the Thoracic Surgery Unit in Dunedin. In 2009 she trained and was certified as a BradCliff practitioner, finding this very useful for treating respiratory conditions, chronic pain and overuse syndrome, panic attacks and anxiety, and improving sport performance both for the elite athlete and the novice participant.


Have you experienced any of these breathing Difficulty symptoms?


  • Frequent sighing and yawning
  • Breathing discomfort*
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Erratic heartbeats*
  • Feeling anxious and uptight
  • Pins and needles
  • Upset gut/nausea
  • Chest Pains*
  • Shattered confidence
  • Tired all the time
  • Achy muscles and joints
  • Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out
  • Irritability or hypervigilance
  • Feelings of ‘air hunger’


*Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

One in ten people, of all ages, all over the world, experience some form of breathing pattern disorder or chronic over breathing at some time in their lives. The result is a range of disturbing or frightening symptoms, puzzling both to you and your doctor. You feel unwell because of over breathing, and over breathing makes you feel unwell.
A vicious cycle is established - which is a major stress all by itself!

Book in with Cromwell Physiotherapy for a check up and discussion of the benefits breathing training can have for you!