respiratory system disorders


Respiratory system disorders are one of the primary non-musculoskeletal reasons why people have pain, irritation, lack of endurance, and difficulty breathing. This class will examine how proper motion of the musculoskeletal system integrates with the respiratory viscera and how disorders of either can be problematic. We will also discuss how asthma, seasonal allergies, and respiratory infections can affect these systems. Thorough evaluation and treatment of relevant musculoskeletal structures, respiratory viscera, and the lymphatic and autonomic nervous systems will be demonstrated and practiced.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. The student will understand the anatomy of the respiratory system.
  2. The student will understand the physiology of the respiratory system.
  3. The student will understand how to evaluate the respiratory system for the presence of somatic dysfunctions.
  4. The student will understand how to treat somatic dysfunctions in the respiratory system, including those found during asthma, seasonal allergies, and respiratory infections.


Duration: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 8am-4pm

Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave
Bowles Board Room (4th Floor of Kennedy Krieger High School)
Baltimore, MD 21211

Price: $575 / person

Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.

Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or

Target Audience: Healthcare providers: M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.

Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by NCBTMB and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).

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