Day 1 of Mary Massery's 3-day BREATHING COURSE
October 22 - 9:15 am to 2:15 pm EST (US)
October 23 - 9:15 am to 1:15 pm EST (US)
This introductory course has revolutionized the way therapists treat patients by assessing the body’s core, from vocal cords to the pelvic floor. Participants will leave this course learning quick interventions to improve functional outcomes in patients.
Day 1 of Mary Massery's 3-day BREATHING COURSE
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Day 1 of Mary Massery’s 3-day BREATHING COURSE
October 22 – 9:15 am to 2:15 pm EST (US)
October 23 – 9:15 am to 1:15 pm EST (US)
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. Using Dr. 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). The speaker 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. 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.
- Describe how trunk pressures link breathing and postural control using the Soda Pop Can Model.
- Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and venous return.
- 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.
- Position patients for optimal physiological and biomechanical support of breathing with simple equipment (towels, pillows, etc.).
- Use a ventilatory strategy algorithm presented in class to optimally match breathing with movements from bed mobility to athletic endeavors.
- Apply concepts to a wide variety of patient populations from infancy to geriatrics.
Dr. Massery received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1977, her DPT from the University of the Pacific in 2004 and her DSc from Rocky Mountain University in 2011. Her publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics in both pediatric and adult patient populations. Dr. Massery has been invited to give over 900 professional presentations in all 50 US states and in 18 countries worldwide, including more than 100 presentations for the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary’s research pioneered the concept of managing trunk pressures as a new way to visualize core stabilization. She has delivered keynote and major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), connections between posture & breathing, and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation).
Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, honoring “one’s outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy." She has been honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by each of her 3 universities. She was also awarded Northwestern University’s Alumnae Research Achievement Award. Mary continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago, specializing in breathing and postural dysfunction.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs). Intermediate level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 8 contact hours 0.8 CEUs. (Intermediate level, OT service delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. NBCOT Professional Development for 8 PDUs. Approved Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 9.5 CE Hours, #20-791450.
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 0.8 CEU’s. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 8 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 9.5 CE Hours - #CE21-791450 . Meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.8 CEU's. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy for 8 CE Hours, #4136. Approval #2010-002 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 8 CEC's. Approved by OK State Board of PT course #202113655 for 8 CEU hours, Category A.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 9.5 contact hours. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 8 Category 1 contact hours, expiration Date: 3/6/23 approval # CS64-2010-KPTA. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 9.6 contact hours (0.96 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 8 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 8 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
8 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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