I Survived, Now What? Treating the Musculoskeletal Consequences of Maturing with a Chronic Health Condition
Presenter: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
Dates: Thursday -Saturday, September 12-14, 2019
Location: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Office Park, Classroom 5, 1680 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329
Course Description: Children with medical problems and/or 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 atypical postural control strategies often develop and cause repetitive stress on the musculoskeletal system. The consequences can be chronic pain, inefficient motor plans, and/or 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. The focus of this course is on identifying, treating, anticipating/preventing common consequential spinal and rib cage restrictions: thoracic kyphosis, scoliosis, pectus deformities, rib flares, asymmetries, tightness, etc. These musculoskeletal restrictions can limit breathing (health) and/or 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.
Registration Price (includes continental breakfast):
|Group Discount (2 or more attendees from the same facility)||$445|
|Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Staff||$295|