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Oct 07, 2022 – Oct 08, 2022
Breathing & Postural Control - Part 1

(Part-1 of Mary Massery’s 3-day “LINKED” COURSE)

Instructor: Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
Co-Sponsors: MasseryPT, LLC & APTA New Mexico
Date: October 7 - 8, 2022 / Friday-Saturday
Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone Schedule
Contact Hours: 8
Format: Live interactive Online Course (via Zoom)
Tuition: $230 PT/PTA $25 Students

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:30 am - 1:20 pm MT: 4.5 Contact Hours
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 8:30 am - 12:15 pm MT: 3.5 Contact Hours

COURSE 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 multi-system 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 and for any pediatric or adult patient (or therapist) who breathes! 

Participants are encouraged to follow up later with “LINKED Part-2,” a two-day in-person lab course, assessing “normal” breathing patterns, and learning neuromotor breathing retraining techniques, and manual assistive cough techniques.  

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe how trunk pressures link breathing and postural control using the Soda Pop Can Model.
  2. Describe the multiple, simultaneous roles of the diaphragm as related to breathing, postural control, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and venous return.
  3. Demonstrate the role of the vocal folds in normal postural stability responses (balance) and make the case for using speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies.
  4. Position patients for optimal physiological and biomechanical support of breathing with simple equipment (towels, pillows, etc.).
  5. Use a ventilatory strategy algorithm presented in class to optimally match breathing with movements from bed mobility to athletic endeavors.
  6. Apply concepts to a wide variety of patient populations from infancy to geriatrics.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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.

This is an APTA New Mexico Course approved for 8 contact hours.

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Sep 28, 2022
PT Pub Night Clovis

We hope to see you in Clovis on September 28 at Bandelero Brewery for our 1st ever Pub Night in Clovis!  Come out and network with each other and meet your APTA New Mexico President, Karen Browning!

Your Profession on tap.

Bandolero Brewery
421 N Main St
Clovis, NM
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Contact Jen Kiger [email protected] for more information.

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Sep 10, 2022
2022 Fall Conference

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Onsite Registration will be open from 7:15 – 8:00 am. We will have a light breakfast available, beginning at 7:15 am.

Location - UNM Domenici Center, North Wing, 2nd Floor. A map, directions and parking information can be found HERE.

UNM COVID Protocol - https://hsc.unm.edu/covid-19/returning.html

  • Masks are Required When Indoors
  • Meals Must be Consumed on the Terrace
  • Food/Drinks (to include water) are Not Allowed in the Classrooms. They Must be Consumed on the Terrace. Speakers will take purposeful breaks to allow for this.

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Sep 09, 2022
PT Pub Night Albuquerque

PT Pub Night on Friday Night, before the APTA New Mexico Fall Conference, in Albuquerque! 

Your Profession on tap.

ABQ AX 5505 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
6:00 - 8:00 PM

(Optional: Ax Lane reserved 7-8 PM $22.50/person)

Contact Jen Kiger [email protected] for more information.

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Aug 31, 2022
PT Pub Night Socorro

Please join your fellow PTs, PTAs and Students for the first ever PT Pub Night in Socorro!

Your Profession on tap.

Capital Bar and Brewery (on the patio)
110 Plaza St
Socorro, NM

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Contact Jen Kiger [email protected] for more information.

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Jun 22, 2022
PT Pub Night Santa Fe

Your Profession on tap.

Tumbleroot Brewery (on the patio)

2791 Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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May 25, 2022
PT Pub Night Albuquerque

Your Profession on tap.

O'Niell's Pub in Nob Hill (on the patio)

4310 Central Ave
Albuquerque, NM 87108

PT Pub Night is a monthly meet-up for PTs, PTAs, and students around the world.

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Jan 26, 2022
Virtual Physical Therapy Day At The Roundhouse

Please Join Your Fellow PTs and PTAs To Meet With Our State Representatives

Fourth Trimester Care Memorial
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
10:00 am -12:00 PM

Activities During the Virtual Event:

  • A presentation by Julianna Koob, Lobbyist for APTA New Mexico.
  • Discuss the Fourth Trimester Care Memorial with sponsors:
    • Senator Siah Correa Hemphill
    • Senator Gay Kernan
    • Kristina Ortez
    • Kelly Fajardo
  • Opportunities to meet additional legislators and share issues important to you and our profession.

Click here for Zoom info

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Dec 08, 2021
APTA New Mexico Board of Directors Meeting

Members Interested in Attending Should E-Mail [email protected] to RSVP

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Sep 22, 2021
APTA New Mexico Board of Directors Meeting

Members Interested in Attending Should E-Mail [email protected] to RSVP

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Sep 22, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
100 Days of Service

The 100 Days of Service initiative offers APTA national, components, and members access to service opportunities during the last 100 days of 2021 (beginning Sept. 22). These activities are meant to spark member engagement in local communities, promote collaboration with other members or components, and raise awareness about the profession.

In support of both 100 Days of Service for the APTA Centennial as well as the annual Global PT Day of Service, please consider participating with APTA New Mexico in a Toiletries Drive with 4 different organizations across the state for the month of October. The Toiletries Drive will benefit the following organizations: Interfaith Shelter in Santa Fe, Barrett House in Albuquerque, Lighthouse Mission in Clovis and Gospel Rescue in Las Cruces.

All items are helpful but the following are extremely appreciated: soap or body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable wipes, face masks, hand sanitizer. Donations also accepted.

For more information or to arrange a drop off/pick up please contact Jen Kiger at [email protected].

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Jun 16, 2021
APTA New Mexico Board of Directors Meeting

Members Interested in Attending Should E-Mail [email protected] to RSVP

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Apr 14, 2021
COVID 19 Long-Haulers: Potential Long-Term Physical Problems

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm MT

Presented by Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc

Are you working with individuals experiencing long-term symptoms or loss of function from COVID-19? If not, you likely will since a JAMA report estimates that 10% of the 30+ million people diagnosed with Covid will develop long term symptoms. This training will help rehab professionals understand some of the multi-system reactions to the disease. You will learn strategies to address physical challenges associated with Long Covid including pulmonary problems and fatigue.

Cost and Additional Information: $65 for Healthcare Professionals and $20 for Students

APTA New Mexico approves this learning activity for 2.5 contact hours.

Here’s what participants are saying about this workshop. Feedback from COVID webinar on 3/27/21, sponsored by the California Physical Therapy Association

  • This webinar was enlightening and encouraging. Amazing course!
  • Thank you! This was wonderful, timely information. We all need this!
  • Thank you Mary for providing us with the latest research on COVID long-haulers. I learned so much.
  • Thank you Mary! Eye opening presentation!
  • Excellent information and presentation. Thanks for sharing VERY current information on COVID survivors.
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Mar 17, 2021
APTA New Mexico Board of Directors Meeting

Members Interested in Attending Should E-Mail [email protected] to RSVP

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Jan 06, 2021
APTA New Mexico Virtual Legislative Roundtable Gathering

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join members of APTA New Mexico for a Legislative Roundtable Gathering with small group conversations. Learn about legislation the Chapter is advocating for during the next session and how it might affect practice in our state. Also, you will learn about how APTA is celebrating its Centennial in 2021. As we look forward to a more hopeful future, please “stop by" and learn about some exciting new possibilities for our profession.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86373951107?pwd=NVNqdk1nbWRuRllPWWptMDNXK2lmZz09

Meeting ID: 863 7395 1107
Passcode: 632476

CALL IN # - 312-626-6799