Participants completing this course should be able to:
1. Present a model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model) that links breathing, talking, and motor performance.
2. 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, continence, and constipation.
3. Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, talking, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation and venous return.
4. 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.
5. Suggest additional PT, OT, and ST interventions to optimize postural control for children receiving therapy services in a school environment.
Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists of all levels.
8:00-9:30 Breathing, Talking, and Postural Control: What is the connection and why is it important for school-based therapy (PT, OT, ST)
9:45-11:00 Breathing, Talking, and Postural Control: continued
11:45-12:15 Matthew’s case: Long term management of spine, posture and breath support
12:15-1:00 Breathing, Talking, and Postural Control: continued
1:00-3:00 Suggesting interventions: Positioning and movement (ventilatory) strategies for school-based therapy
Patricia (Trish) West-Low, PT, MA, DPT, PCS
PATRICIA WEST-LOW has been a physical therapist for over 25 years. She earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from The University of Scranton, an Advanced Master’s Degree from New York University, and a Doctoral Degree from Seton Hall University. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist.
Trish has completed a 2-year apprenticeship with Dr. Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc, becoming Dr. Massery’s second certified faculty member. She treats children and adults in the New Jersey shore area and is a consultant to schools and private practices in the area of the multi-systems impact of cardio-pulmonary dysfunction.
Trish receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
November 12, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn – Staten Island, NY
1100 South Avenue
January 6, 2020
Long Island Marriott – Uniondale, NY
101 James Doolittle Blvd
February 3, 2020
Hotel Pennsylvania – NYC, NY
401 7th Avenue
6 contact hours
Approved for 6 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 .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Early $300.00* | Regular $325.00
*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL OCT 22, 2020 for SI
VALID UNTIL DEC 16, 2019 for LI
VALID UNTIL JAN 13, 2020 for NYC
3 or more registrants – Early – $283.92 | Regular – $307.58 (use code group3)
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