Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
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.
Mary receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
LIVE TWO-PART WEBINAR
Sunday – April 11, 2021 – 8:30 AM- 1:20 PM EST
Monday – April 12, 2021 – 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM EST
Sunday morning (4.5 Contact Hours) Eastern time zone schedule
8:15 – 8:30 – Zoom waiting room opens
8:30 – CLASS STARTS
8:30-9:00 – Discussion – Class starts: Overview of course topics & logistics
9:00-10:30 – Lecture – Breathing and posture: Part 1 – Pressure control (Soda pop model)
10:30-10:40 – Break
10:40-12:10 – Lab – Positioning strategies: What can you do in 90 Seconds or less that has a profound and lasting effect?
12:10-12:20 – Break
12:20-1:15 – Lecture- Breathing … Part 2 – The diaphragm
1:15-1:20 – Discussion – Wrap up, homework, Q&A
1:20 – CLASS ENDS – Instructor will stay to answer questions
Monday morning (3.5 Contact Hours) Eastern time zone schedule
8:15–8:30 – Zoom window opens
8:30 – CLASS STARTS
8:30–8:50 – Discussion – Class starts: Pearls, sleep homework, Q&A
8:50–10:00 – Lecture – Breathing … Part 3 – The vocal folds
10:00–10:15 – Break
10:15–11:45 – Lab – Ventilatory or movement strategies: Integrating neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and sensory systems
11:45–12:00 – Discussion – Clinical applications and Q&A
12:00–12:15 – Discussion – Summary, next week’s homework, further studies, Q&A
12:15 – CLASS ENDS – Instructor will stay to answer questions
8 contact hours
Approved for 8 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .8 CEUs. 8 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.
This course is offered for .8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).