Exploring Hand Therapy
Posture Busters: Skip the Slouch
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Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process
Naomi Aaronson MA, OTR/L, CHT
Time to get straight and lose the pain. This class will assist you with patient care as well as your own health. This is an mixed level learning class. Incorporate pilates into your practice with this detailed course. The course includes wonderful photos and movie demonstrations to ensure understanding of the exercises presented. Must pass (80%) online exam to redeem your AOTA APP certificate.
Identify the benefits of ideal posture
Define posture and what ideal posture is from anterior, posterior and lateral views
Name 8 factors that affect posture
Discuss the types of posture that can contribute towards shoulder, neck, arm and hand injuries
To be able to utilize a simple postural assessment with the sheet provided
Discuss 4-6 anatomical structures involved in Pilates
Identify the evidence based information about the role of Pilates in fostering better posture
Discuss the Pilates principles and their relevance to rehabilitation
To describe 6 simple Pilates exercises that can be incorporated into rehabilitation
What is posture?
Common areas subject to injury related to functional tasks
Factors that contribute to posture
What is ideal posture?
Posture's role in occupational therapy tasks
Positioning patients in ideal standing and sitting
Standing ideal posture
Sitting ideal posture
What are the benefits of good posture?
Improves Body Alignment
Improves Concentration and mental
What are the types of postural issues that can affect function?
Upper Crossed Syndrome
What are the goals and modifications necessary for each posture?
What muscles should be activated?
Guidelines for assessment
How to assess
Factors that improve accuracy
Other methods to assess posture
What is Pilates?
Identifying the Pilates principles
Why is Pilates beneficial?
Benefits of Pilates for breathing
The anatomy of Pilates
Discuss and define the difference between local stabilizers and global mobilizers
Describe each of the Pilates core musculature
What is the evidence based information regarding Pilates for improving posture?
Pilates based exercises to improve posture
Identify which Pilates based exercises are appropriate to reach your rehabilitative goals
Pilates based exercises from each phase of the 3 phase program
Modifications necessary when implementing Pilates
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