BradCliff Method

One in ten new Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing.  This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms both baffling to the patient and doctor.  Worry over this may lead to further over-breathing and build up of symptoms.  Breathing in this way can become a habit.  This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created.  

The BradCliff method is a Drug free way of approaching health problems in the 21st century.


There are many different triggers that can start the cycle of disordered breathing. These include:

  • Anaemia

  • Asthma or COPD

  • ‘burning the candle at both ends’

  • Coughs and colds / bronchitis

  • Chronic pain – physical and emotional

  • Frequent or stressful telephone calls

  • Grief / anxiety

  • Hormone imbalances – PMT or menopause

  • Mouth-breathing / nasal problems

  • Poor posture / ergonomics

  • Tight clothes

  • Viral sickness



Our physiotherapy service is designed to break the cycle; restoring energy-efficient breathing, improving energy levels and renewing self-confidence.  A disordered breathing pattern often develops over a period of time and becomes a habit.  It takes time to change a habit and therefore we will work with you over this period to ensure you adapt a better breathing pattern.  Your first treatment will be an hour long as we take a holistic approach to your symptoms to ensure all contributing aspects are covered.  Treatment starts off with identifying the faulty breathing pattern, then retraining a more natural pattern by increasing awareness of normal breathing rates and rhythms.  Other aspects specific to each individual will also be addressed such as:

  • Relaxation, both of tense muscles and of the body as a whole

  • Breathing during activity and exercise

  • Speaking and voice control

  • Snoring

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Irritable Bowel syndrome

  • Enhancing sporting performance through efficient breathing

  • Confidence and self esteem

  • Nutrition

  • Children

  • Pregnancy and labour

  • Chronic pain

  • Asthma, COPD and other lung conditions

  • Dizziness

  • Asthma and Hyperventilation

  • anxiety and panic attacks

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • insomnia

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease