Respiratory Influences on Core Stability


Respiratory Influences on Core Stability


$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members


Wednesday,  July 16,  2014


11:00am – 12:15pm CST




Michael J. Mullin, ATC, LAT, PTA, PRC


Michael is a clinical athletic trainer at the Physical Therapy Center at OA Centers for Orthopaedics with more than 23 years of experience.  He is an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer and a registered Physical Therapy Assistant in California.  He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of New England and is a Certified Clinician through the Postural Restoration Institute™.

Michael has developed an injury prevention and performance enhancement program called AcCeL which seeks to educate individuals and groups on training and biomechanical awareness.  He has also developed a Pre-Skiing Performance Training program for alpine and telemark skiers and works with multiple schools in the area on pre-season dryland training.  He is currently a consultant on injury prevention and treatment to Portland Ballet, Dance Studio of Maine, Finer Pointes Dance, local and regional colleges, high schools, as well as running, soccer, and lacrosse clubs.


Understanding the role that respiratory training and control play on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and training and conditioning is only recently becoming better understood.  It is critical that practitioners have an understanding of breathing dynamics and the influence this has on many aspects of the athletes they train and treat.  This webinar seeks to better educate the athletic trainer on respiratory function and dynamics—including the asymmetrical components and its affects, changes that occur during activity, breath training and intervention strategies, as well as specific applications to rehab and training.

Clinical Objectives:Respiratory Influences on Core Stability

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Have an improved understanding and appreciation of the respiratory influences on “core stability”
  • Appreciate the prevalence and significant role that respiratory dysfunction has on athletes
  • Utilize specific breath training techniques to improve training, conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation

Athletic Training Domain:

  • Prevention
  • Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation

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