Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc. Integrating cardiopulmonary and postural control strategies in the pediatric and adult populations. This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with the management of trunk pressures. Using Dr. Massery’s model of postural control (soda pop can model), the speaker will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviours. the speaker will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, extending the concept of “core instability” from the vocal folds on the top of the trunk to the pelvic floor on the bottom. Numerous interventions will be presented that use positioning and ventilator strategies to optimize motor performance.
Health Sciences Centre, Physiotherapy Department, Rehabilitation Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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