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2019 Pediatric Rehab Continuing Education: Presenter Mary Massery

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Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks

719 Thompson Lane

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Nashville, TN 37204

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I Survived, Now What? Treating the Musculoskeletal Consequences of Maturing with a Chronic Health Condition

Instructor: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc and Faculty

Sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
November 1-3, 2019
20.5 Contact Hours

Children with medical problems and physical disabilities are surviving to adulthood. Adults with chronic health conditions are living longer. As these patients “survive” their health conditions, atypical breathing patterns and postural control strategies often develop, causing repetitive stress on the musculoskeletal system. The consequences can be chronic pain, inefficient motor plans and physical dysfunction, all which limit health and participation. Current research supports this paradigm, showing a higher incidence of chronic pain and decreased quality of life among children and adults with long-term health conditions.

This course focuses on identifying, treating, anticipating and preventing common consequential spinal and rib cage restrictions such as: thoracic kyphosis, scoliosis, pectus deformities, rib flares, asymmetries and tightness. These musculoskeletal restrictions can limit breathing (health) and shoulder, trunk, and hip/pelvis mobility (participation). Labs present manual therapy techniques (soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations) and neuromotor re-education techniques.

While Dr. Massery’s primary focus is on pediatrics and young adults, the material is pertinent across the whole lifespan.

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Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between chronic health conditions (pediatric & adult), atypical motor plans for breathing and/or postural stability, and the development of secondary musculoskeletal deficits.
  2. Screen for musculoskeletal abnormalities, inadequate core stabilization strategies and compensatory breathing patterns that may contribute to the abnormal alignment of the rib cage, trunk and/or spine secondary to pediatric and adult chronic health conditions.
  3. Develop and demonstrate musculoskeletal mobilization and soft tissue techniques of the rib cage, trunk and spine to correct or minimize these deformities.
  4. Develop subsequent treatment plans for neuromuscular retraining that is focused on simultaneously optimizing breathing, core stabilization and postural development across the lifespan in order to minimize long-term secondary postural impairments.
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719 Thompson Lane

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Nashville, TN 37204

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