Greg Rittenhouse is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and certified Buteyko Breathing Educator, with more than 23 years experience in cardiopulmonary education, critical care, and hyperbaric medicine in the Cincinnati / Dayton area of Ohio. Having treated hundreds of patients with pulmonary disease, Greg became dissatisfied after seeing patients return to the hospital time and time again, suffering from their disease, and receiving only temporary relief from their medications.
Determined to seek better, and lasting ways of treatment, Greg discovered the work of Dr Konstantin Buteyko, and later observed Buteyko practitioner Carol Baglia work with clients in the Cleveland area. After having observed first hand the stellar results of the Buteyko method, Greg received training with Patrick McKeown in Chicago.
Greg now satisfactorily works with clients in the Cincinnati / Dayton area of Ohio, offering breathing re-training, and coaching in relaxation techniques, and lifestyle change. Greg is also available to share with groups, information about the many benefits of breathing re-training to overcome dysfunctional breathing, its ill affects on health.
Greg works with clients at his home office, or via Zoom.
Greg Rittenhouse is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with more than 20 years experience in healthcare, including critical care, acute care, hyperbaric medicine, and cardiopulmonary education. Greg received training from Patrick Mckeown in breathing re-training, and is a fellow of the Buteyko Professionals International.
After working with hundreds of patients suffering from lung disease, and holding the belief that traditional medicine falls short of meeting their needs for lasting change, Greg became interested in, and researched Dr. Buteyko’s work. He contacted practitioner Carol Baglia in Ohio and observed her working with clients in breathing re-training. Being impressed with the positive results he saw, he received training from Patrick McKeown, and works with patients in the Dayton/Cincinnati area of Ohio, and Northern Kentucky.
“I have been engaged in exercise since high school. I started playing racquetball at age 25 and played into my mid-fifties. I have always enjoyed jogging and have participated in 10k’s, 5k,s and some half-marathons throughout my life. Five years ago while running at a challenging pace, my breathing totally slowed down and I could not catch my breath. After resting for a month and starting back up, the same result.For the next four years I looked for the answer. I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. Every time I would start back up jogging, my airways would tighten and it would last up to a month. I tried everything, e.g. maintenance inhalant, rescue inhalant, a breathing nebulizer, Himalayan rock salt inhaler. Nothing worked for over four years.Finally I came upon a book describing The Buteyko method discovered by Professor Konstantin Buteyko. Professor Buteyko suggests that we are overbreathing through our mouths and that we have to retrain on how to slow down our breathing through our noses. I read the book and understand the theory but because it takes some discipline I went to the Buteyko Web Site and found a Practitioner in the Cincinnati area. His name is Greg Rittenhouse. There was a fee for the initial visit but Greg is so dedicated and sincere in wanting to see a positive outcome that he has been available continuously to answer any questions that I may have. It has been six months and my Controlled Pause has increased demonstrably and my jogging has returned in grand style. Miracles do happen.”
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