This introductory course has revolutionized the way therapists treat patients by assessing the body’s core, from vocal cords to the pelvic floor. Participates will leave this course learning quick interventions to improve functional outcomes in patients.
If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function - ONE Day Introductory Breathing and Postural Control CourseMonica Diamond
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This course developed by Mary Massery, will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures. Through Mary Massery’s model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model), the speaker will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviors (a multi-system perspective). She will present 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. Numerous interventions will be presented that use positioning and ventilatory strategies to optimize motor performance. Neuromotor breathing retraining techniques and manual assistive cough techniques will be the focus of treatment labs. Multiple patient cases will be presented throughout the course. The emphasis of the course will be on developing practical, quick clinical solutions for pediatric and adult patients in all practice settings.
At the conclusion of Day 1, participants should be able to:
1. Describe how trunk pressures link breathing and postural control using the Soda Pop Can Model.
2. Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and venous return.
3. Demonstrate the role of the vocal folds in normal postural stability responses (balance) and make the case for using speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies.
4. Contrast normal infant chest wall development to those with impaired breathing mechanics.
5. Position patients for optimal physiological and biomechanical support of breathing with simple equipment (towels, pillows, etc.).
6. Use a ventilatory strategy algorithm presented in class to optimally match breathing with movements from bed mobility to athletic endeavors.
Monica Diamond,PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT, is an active Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Coordinator Instructorand International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) member with over 25 years experience teaching basic and advanced Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association approved courses for management of adult neuro patients. She has over 30 years experience treating adults with neurological diagnoses and continues her clinical practice at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute at Columbia St. Marys in Milwaukee, WI where she treats patients in the acute rehab program, the inpatient brain injury and coma programs, the OP neuro rehab program, and the brain injury day treatment program.
Monica received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison and teaches NDT as an adjunct faculty member at several universities. She has completed clinical research and has presented at APTA, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association and WCPT national and international conferences.
"Awesome instructor who demonstrates passion for this topic and presented easily implemented, real world treatment ideas with evidenced based research." -awesome_instructor_who_demonstrates_passion_for_this_topic_and_presented_easily_implemented_real_world_treatment_ideas_with_evidenced_based_research
"This course gave me extremely valuable information and understanding I've been seeking for some time about breathing and respiration and particularly airway clearance. I am so grateful." -this_course_gave_me_extremely_valuable_information_and_understanding_ive_been_seeking_for_some_time_about_breathing_and_respiration_and_particularly_airway_clearance__i_am_so_grateful_quo
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Truman Medical Center Lakewood
7900 Lee’s Summit Road
Kansas City, MO 64139
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 7.5 contact hours for Day One and 13 contact hours for Days Two and Three - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA NBCOT professional development provider- 7.5 PDU's for Day One. Day Two and Three 13 PDUs. Please contact us with any special needs requests : firstname.lastname@example.org