April Grand Rounds: Functional Breathing for a Functional Life

Join us on Friday April 9, 2021 at 1pm.  No cost and open to all.

FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR:  Functional Breathing for a Functional Life with Joshua Goheen BTSp, MMSp , MSc (Anatomy), B.Sc (Hons) and Dr. Adam Kingsbury MA, ChPC, PhD.

Dysfunctional breathing patterns are often accompanied by stress, anxiety and poor sleep patterns. Despite occurring outside of conscious awareness every moment of our lives, we can voluntarily become aware of our own breathing patterns and learn specific breathing techniques geared towards restoring functional breathing and improving performance.

Simply speaking, when we inhale, we take in oxygen (O2) and when we exhale, we get rid of carbon dioxide (CO2). For multiple reasons, many of us fall into patterns of over breathing (rate), shallow breathing (depth), and breathing through the mouth (rather than through the nose). A chronic disruption of the O2-COexchange cycle can lead to changes in biochemistry, inefficient breathing biomechanics and dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system.

The purpose of this talk is to describe the advantages of normal levels of COin blood stream and how we can use our breathing to indirectly improve sleep, heart rate variability (HRV), lactic acid build up, muscle fatigue, and our overall oxygen delivering capacity.

To register:

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About our speakers:

Dr. Adam Kingsbury received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Ph.D.) at the University of Ottawa, and he is in his supervised practice year with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Adam is a former Olympic coach (PyeongChang 2018), and a Chartered Professional Coach in the sport of curling.  Adam has a special interest in providing services for high performance athletes, physicians, and those in the creative arts (musicians, actors, visual artists, etc.).

Joshua Goheen received his master’s degree in the anatomical sciences (M.Sc.) at Queen’s university. He is currently working as a fitness professional in the Ottawa area. He is a certified movement and mobility specialist and strength coach. He works with athletes to alleviate musculoskeletal pain, regain ranges of motion, improve breathing mechanics, and heighten in game (and life) performance. 

Joshua has a strong passion to help people overcome physical and psychological barriers. As a former weight loss client, many of his practices are born from personal interest but most importantly, necessity. Joshua believes in a holistic approach to improving a client’s physical and emotional well-being. Whether a client’s goal is to win an Olympic medal or to pick up their child without pain, there are limitless ways to improve tissue heath and joint mechanics so that their goals can be realized. 

Joshua offers the following services to the Ottawa community: 

  • Breath work services
  • Physical assessments
  • Sport specific mobility training
  • Strength training 
  • Weight loss coaching 


Click the link below to register for “April Grand Rounds: Functional Breathing for a Functional Life”.


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