Participants completing this course will be should be able to:
- Present a model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model) that links breathing, talking, and motor performance.
- Using Massery’s research, demonstrate the relationship between the top of the trunk (glottal control), to the middle of the trunk (diaphragm), and to the bottom of the trunk (pelvic floor), in terms of pressure supported postural control and the far-reaching consequences on vocal control, respiration, balance, limb force production, GERD, continence, and constipation.
- Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, talking, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation and venous return.
- Use voicing to optimize dynamic postural stability (and vice versa), such as stand-to-sit, reaching tasks, toilet transfers, and other typical school day motor activities.
- Suggest additional PT, OT, and ST interventions to optimize postural control for children receiving therapy services in a school environment.
PT, PTA, OT, OTA