Don’t Be a Mouth Breather

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, RSCC   Okay, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how good the Netflix original series “Stranger Things” is.  If you haven’t watched it yet, do it. Now, this post isn’t related to the show at all.  Except for the fact that I want to quickly discuss mouth breathing as… Continue reading Don’t Be a Mouth Breather

Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS For those of us with “tight” necks, we all know the struggle.  It feels like we carry all of our stress in our necks, and there isn’t anything we can do about it. We wake up – stiff neck.  We sit at our computer during the day – stiff neck.… Continue reading Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

Diaphragmatic Breathing

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS If you missed yesterday’s post about the diaphragm muscle, check it out here: Anatomy Review: Diaphragm In summary, the diaphragm is a large, dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity.  It’s primary role is in respiration, but in some cases it will also act as… Continue reading Diaphragmatic Breathing