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Special Physical Therapy Webinar: The Effect of Posture on the Dual Functionality of the Diaphragm
Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

May 17, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Inefficient postures contribute to shortening and neuromuscular dysfunction of the diaphragm, impairing both breathing and core activation.  This webinar will present a simple system which can guide clinicians in their mechanical and functional assessment of the diaphragm and present guidelines for training efficient posture which enhances diaphragmatic function.

By the end of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss and analyze the valid and reliable Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS) and the effect of alignment on breathing and core activation.
  • Correlate each of the six Saliba Postural Classifications to diaphragmatic function.
  • Apply the concepts of a Vertical/Vertical classification to a plan of care for patients with breathing disorders.

Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, is the Co-Founder Functional Manual Therapy™, Co-Founder/Co-Director Institute of Physical Art, and Dir. APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Residency Program

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members


May 17, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar