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WEBINAR – LINKED: Breathing and Postural Control, Part 1 with Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc

Presenter: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc

Date/Times: Friday, June 7th from 8:30am to 1:20pm and Saturday, June 8th from 8:30am to 12:15pm (must attend both sessions)

Location: Webinar

Description: This course, developed by Mary Massery, proposes a new definition of “core stability;” redefining it as the dynamic control of trunk pressures to optimize postural stability (balance). Dr. Massery’s novel “soda pop can model” links breathing mechanics (including the vocal folds), to postural control using multisystem interactions. Part-1 lays foundational information and presents numerous quick interventions utilizing positioning and ventilatory strategies. Clinical cases will be used throughout the day to illustrate concepts. The course is applicable for any pediatric or adult patient (or therapist) who breathes!

Cost: $245

CE Credit: Approved by TPTA/TOTA/TSHA for 8 hours

The Zoom link for this course will be sent out approximately 2 days prior to the course. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Brittany Stager at

Schedule of Events: 

Friday (4.5 Contact hours; 8:30am – 1:20pm)
8:15 – 8:30 Zoom waiting room opens
8:30 – 8:50 Discussion Overview of course topics & logistics
8:50 – 10:00 Lecture Breathing and posture: Pressure control (Soda pop model)
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 12:20 Lab Positioning strategies: What can you do in 90 Seconds or less that has a profound and lasting effect?
12:20 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:15 Lecture Breathing and posture: The diaphragm’s many roles
1:15 – 1:20 Discussion Wrap up, homework, Q&A
1:20 pm CLASS ENDS Instructor will stay after class to answer questions

Saturday (3.5 Contact Hours: 8:30am – 12:15pm)
8:15 – 8:30 Zoom window opens
8:30 – 8:50 Discussion Class starts: Recap, Pearls, sleep homework, Q&A
8:50 – 10:20 Lecture Breathing and posture: The internal organs. The vocal folds.
10:20 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 12:10 Lab Ventilatory / movement strategies: Integrating neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and sensory systems. Problem solving session
12:10 – 12:15 Discussion Summary, next week’s homework, further studies, more Q&A

12:15 pm CLASS ENDS Instructor will stay after class to answer questions

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