Respiratory problems can be very diverse: chest pressure, shortness of breath, panting, pain. And only asthma alone knows different categories like occupational asthma, allergic asthma, exercise induced asthma, seasonal asthma….
But for all types of respiratory problems, it is very important to have a closer look at the abdominal area. Because, as this illustration shows, a freedom of breath needs a supple and mobile diaphragm and surrounding organs.
And last but not least, keep in mind that the ribs connect the sternum to the spine and they allow the rhythmic movements of the thoracic cage.