Third Party Event
|Specialities||Gerontology, Intellectual Disability, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Neurology, Pediatrics|
|Presenter Details||Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
Dr. Massery Received Her BS In Physical Therapy From Orthwestern 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 900 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 Ontributions 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.
Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCSNechama Is Obsessed With Eccentric Control And Its Link To Functional Balance And Gait! Nechama Was The Driving Force Behind The Development Of This Course.
Nechama Karman Received Her MSPT From Columbia University In 1994, Her Advanced MS In Orthopedic PT From Touro College In 1998 And Has Completed Her Health Sciences PhD Coursework At Seton Hall University. She Has Held Academic Appointments At Both Hunter College And NYIT And Is Also An APTA Board-certi
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|Contact Person||Clara Caplice|
|Pre Course Requirement||Nil|
|Start Date 1||26 Jan 2021 14:30|
|End Date 1||26 Jan 2021 18:15|
|Start Date 2||27 Jan 2021 14:30|
|End Date 2||27 Jan 2021 18:45|
Eccentric muscle contractions are the brakes of the human movement system.
Although there is yet little direct research on voicing eccentrics, preliminary data shows that glottal control is integral to upright postural control.
Modulation of glottal constriction such as during voicing regulates intra-thoracic pressure, and by extension,
intra-abdominal pressure, both of which are necessary for finely tuned postural control. The speakers will present
novel ideas on the role of eccentrics in trunk control from talking to walking.
In the normal gait pattern, the majority of muscle contractions are eccentric, yielding remarkable efficiency: harnessing momentum and ground reaction forces to minimize the energy cost of walking. In individuals with neurological injuries, movement impairments impede the ability to generate eccentric contractions or to time muscle contractions correctly, yielding co-contraction and inefficiency.
The speakers will identify how these impairments impede postural control and gait ability and how to specifically address them using voicing as a mechanism to promote eccentric muscle contractions in intervention programs to minimize negative effects on gait and maximize walking
performance. Interactive laboratory experiences will allow participants to practice application of these methods
across a variety of functional tasks.