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 800 professional presentations in 49 US states, 9 Canadian provinces, and 15 countries worldwide. Mary has delivered keynote/major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, neuropulmonary deficits, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), and the connections between posture & breathing for the Royal Society of Medicine in London, England; the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Conference in Brisbane, Australia; the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Meeting in Galway, Ireland; the International Seating Symposium in Vancouver, Canada; and the Conference on Posture and Mobility in Coventry, England; as well as numerous presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meetings across the USA.Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, and the honorary Linda Crane Memorial Lecture. She continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago as well, specializing in ventilation and postural dysfunction.Disclosure:
Dr. Massery receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.