At the conclusion of Day 1, participants should be able to:
- State how the mechanics of breathing and postural control are inter-active and inter-dependent components of normal movement strategies.
- Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation and venous return.
- Contrast normal musculoskeletal development of the chest in infants and the concurrent motor skill acquisition to that observed in patients with impaired trunk function resulting from multiple different diagnostic categories.
- Position patients for optimal cardiopulmonary function (physiological and biomechanical) with simple equipment such as towel rolls and pillows in recumbent and upright positions for use in and out of hospital settings.
- Optimize patient function by integrating appropriate ventilatory strategies with all movements from low level activities to athletic endeavors.
- Apply theoretical concepts to multiple clinical cases.
At the conclusion of Days 2- 3, participants should be able to:
- Integrate the cardiopulmonary system into a multi-system physical and physiologic evaluation approach to motor dysfunction.
- Identify numerous different breathing patterns and evaluate their efficiency for use while moving, talking and eating.
- Evaluate breath support and postural control needs for verbal communication and perform therapeutic techniques to improve respiratory and/or trunk muscle support.
- Design an airway clearance program targeted to a patient’s particular need using the principles of mobilization, expectoration and management.
- Demonstrate multiple airway clearance techniques and state when each would be applicable for xanaxbars.net.
- Participate in a live patient demonstration (if a patient is able to participate on that day) and suggest possible evaluation and treatment ideas based on the course material.
- Demonstrate the use of thoracic cage/spine exercises and techniques to enhance rib cage and thoracic spine mobility and/or pulmonary function and state how this could lead to improved physical participation and health.
- Demonstrate pulmonary therapeutic exercise techniques geared toward modifying inefficient breathing patterns and state when each would be applicable for a particular patient.
- Demonstrate the integration of a multi-system approach to patient’s motor deficits by modafinilpill.net an individual evaluation and intervention program for specific clinical problems and share the findings with the class.