Mary Massery's Breathing Course: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric and Adult Populations(Formerly know as: If You Can't Breathe You Can't Function) Part 2 - Two-day hands-on labs
Mary Massery's Breathing Course: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric and Adult Populations(Formerly know as: If You Can't Breathe You Can't Function) Part 2 - Two-day hands-on labs
$450.00
  • Total Seat(s): 44
  • Left Seat(s): 9

Mary Massery’s BREATHING COURSE

Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies

in the Pediatric and Adult Populations

(formerly known as: IF YOU CAN’T BREATHE, YOU CAN’T FUNCTION)

Part 2

Two-day hands-on labs

Prerequisite: Part 1

Attendance at any of these courses (in past 18 months) qualifies as a pre-req

“Day-1 of MM’s 3-Day Breathing Course”

“Linked: Breathing and Postural Control”

“Breathing, Talking and Postural Control … school-based therapy”

Instructor

Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc and faculty

Sponsored by

Providence Health and Services

Portland, OR

June 5-6, 2021

(13.0 Contact Hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course, developed by Mary Massery, will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures. Using Dr. Massery’s model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model), the speaker will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviors (a multi-system perspective). The speaker will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, 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 optimize 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 pediatric and adult patients in all practice settings.

Speaker biography

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 1,000 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.

Course Objective(s)

At the conclusion of Part 2, participants should be able to:

  1. Present a multi-system (physical and physiologic) evaluation of motor impairments.
  2. Identify the variations of “normal” breathing patterns and discuss the efficiencies/inefficiencies for individual patient conditions.
  3. Evaluate need for, and demonstrate, appropriate neuromotor retraining techniques for patients with ineffective breathing/postural control strategies (health or participation deficits).
  4. Participate in a live patient demonstration (if a patient is available) and suggest possible evaluation and treatment ideas based on the course material.
  5. Design a targeted airway clearance program using the principles of mobilization, expectoration and oral management.
  6. Demonstrate airway clearance techniques, with an emphasis on manual assistive cough techniques, and apply an airway clearance algorithm to specific patient conditions.
  7. Identify thoracic cage/spine restrictions as they pertain to breathing mechanics and postural control (a very brief introduction musculoskeletal issues). 
  8. Evaluate need for, and demonstrate, neuromotor retraining techniques to improve breath support for voicing and postural control (eccentrics). 
  9. Suggest means for incorporating the course material into therapy activities in your clinical setting immediately.
Course Outline

Saturday / June 5th(8.0 Contact Hours)

Limited Enrollment

 

7:30 - 8:00

 

Registration

8:00 - 8:30

Discussion

Review, synthesis and Q&A

8:30 - 9:45

Lecture/

Demo

Chest assessment:  Focus on musculoskeletal alignment and breathing patterns

9:45 - 10:00

 

Break

10:00 - 11:30

Lab

Assessing breathing patterns and postural implications

11:30 - 12:30

 

Lunch

12:30 - 1:15

Lecture

Airway clearance: From Sherlock to solution

1:15 - 2:15

Lab

Facilitating efficient breathing patterns and endurance training: Neuromotor techniques for diaphragm, chest and other breathing patterns

2:15 - 2:30

 

Break

2:30 - 4:00

Lab

Facilitating breathing patterns (continued)

4:00 - 5:30

Lecture/Demo

Brief introduction to rib cage and trunk musculoskeletal restrictions associated with breathing difficulties – Quick Screening!

Patient Demo

Sunday / June 6th(5.0 Contact Hours)

Limited Enrollment

 

7:30 - 8:00

 

Registration

8:00 - 8:30

Discussion

Review, synthesis and Q&A

8:30 - 10:00

Lecture/

Discussion

Differential diagnosis (patient demo): “Find the Problem”

10:00 - 10:15

 

Break

10:15 - 11:30

Lab

Airway clearance lab: Focus on manual assistive cough techniques

11:30 - 12:15

 

Lunch

12:15 - 1:30

Lab

Enhancing breath support for phonation and postural control

1:30 - 2:00

Discussion/Homework

Group problem solving:  Putting it all together 

Location

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Souther and Stanley Classrooms

9155 SW Barnes Rd

Portland, OR 97225

*****Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic do not make any travel reservations until you receive notice directly from JoAnna Mullett that the course will take place as planned*******

Mary Massery's Breathing course Part 2

Pre-requisite:

 

Prerequisite:  Part 1

Attendance of any of these courses (in past 18 months) qualifies as a pre-req

“Day-1 of MM’s 3-Day Breathing Course”

“Linked: Breathing and Postural Control”

“Breathing, Talking and Postural Control … school-based therapy”

Registration Information

Target Audience: The 2 day lab course is most appropriate for Physical Therapists and Assistants and Occupational Therapists and Assistants.  

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to 50 participants.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$300 for Providence employees, $450 for all other participants. Registration fees cover electronic certificate of attendance and electronic course materials. 

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted for the first day if cancellation is requested by May 14, 2021.  If the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 13.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in Oregon.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.