LINKED: Breathing & Postural Control

Fri, Sep 30

|

Kids In Motion

LINKED: Breathing & Postural Control

Mary Massery's course, formally known as If You Can't Breathe. Geared towards ALL DISCIPLINES (OT, PT, SLP), you will not want to miss this course. LINKED proposes a new definition of “core stability;” redefining it as the dynamic control of trunk pressures to optimize postural stability (balance).

Time & Location

Sep 30, 8:00 AM CDT – Oct 01, 2:00 PM CDT

Kids In Motion, 1702 E Main St, Mandan, ND 58554, USA

About the event

This course, developed by Mary Massery, proposes a new definition of “core stability;” redefining it as the dynamic control of trunk pressures to optimize postural stability (balance). Dr. Massery’s “soda pop can model” links breathing mechanics to postural control using multi-system interactions.  The speaker presents novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, extending the concept of “core stability” from the vocal folds on the top of the trunk to the pelvic floor on the bottom. In Part-1, foundational information and quick interventions will be the focus (positioning and ventilatory strategies).  In Part-2, the focus shifts to assessing “normal” breathing patterns, and learning neuromotor breathing retraining techniques and manual assistive cough techniques during hands-on labs. Multiple clinical cases will be used to cement the concepts. The course is applicable for any pediatric or adult patient (or therapist) who breathes!

Share this event