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Dr Mary Massery: If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function

Course: Dr Mary Massery's If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function

This course is open to AHPRA registered physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists.

This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures.

Through her model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model), Mary will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviours (a multi-system perspective). She will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilisers, extending the concept of “core stability” from the vocal folds on the top of the trunk to the pelvic floor on the bottom.

Numerous interventions will be presented that use positioning and ventilatory strategies to optimise motor performance.

Neuromotor breathing retraining techniques and manual assistive cough techniques will be the focus of treatment labs. Multiple patient cases will be presented throughout the course. The emphasis of the course will be on developing practical, quick clinical solutions for paediatric and adult patients in all practice settings. 

Date 28 February - 3 March 2019

Day 1
- 8.00 am - 5.30 pm
Day 2 - 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Day 3 - 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Day 4 - 8.30 am - 3.00 pm

Dr Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc, Illinois, USA

Registrations close 30 November 2018

*If unsure of your suitability, please email pd@physiotherapy.asn.au

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Location Address Dates
New South Wales North Ryde Start date: 28 Feb 2019 08:00
End date: 03 Mar 2019 15:00