Elsevier: Chaitow: Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders - About the authors

About the authors

Leon Chaitow ND, DO

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the Medline indexed, peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

Dinah Bradley NZRP, MNZSP

Dinah Bradley NZRP, MNZSP is a New Zealand trained and registered respiratory physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience working in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. She established, with Tania Clifton-Smith, Breathing Works Ltd, clinics specialising in assessment and management of breathing pattern disorders, and chest conditions including COPD and asthma. From this she co-developed the internationally recognised BradCliff Breathing® Method. http://www.bradcliff.com/ She is also the author of books on functional hyperventilation, workplace stress, and asthma. http://www.breathingworks.com/products/

Christopher Gilbert PhD

Christopher Gilbert PhD is a psychologist at the Chronic Pain Management Center, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, USA, where he helps develop and apply biofeedback applications for chronic pain disorders. Other areas of special interest in his practice are hypnosis, psychosomatic disorders, anxiety disorders, and pain management. He also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and Biofeedback magazine.