The Montana Postural Care Project

Over 3 years of working directly with families, caregivers and individuals across the state of Montana, we have seen exciting results for many individuals of all ages who participated in the pilot project.

The fourth and final year of The Montana Postural Care Project has arrived, focusing on sustainability for providing this service throughout our huge, frontier state. Professionals across Montana are invited to apply to be part of the Year Four Training Trainers program, which includes the following:

  • Partial travel stipend
  • Free CEUs
  • Tuition free in person and online training
  • Ongoing individualized mentoring and support
  • Instruments to measure body symmetry and training in their use
  • Learn to provide a unique and billable service!

Download the application form and instructions here

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Important Dates:

Mandatory Training Conference February 1 & 2, 2019

The Yogo Inn, Lewistown, Montana

 

What can 24 hour posture care management do?

It can protect the shape of a person’s body, help balance muscle tone, reduce pain, ease physical care, improve sitting posture and tolerance, and help people sleep better.  There are very strong connections between a person’s posture during the day and at night – if you know what to look for. 24 hour postural care management is a gentle, non-invasive, inexpensive way to promote health and quality of life for people with motor impairments.  Read more background »

Who is involved?

The Montana Project promotes care teams with the focus person who has a motor impairment and needs postural care. People with conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and similar neuromuscular problems have benefited. Teams consist of family members/caregivers and local professionals (including but not limited to therapists, nurses, PCAs, Family Support Specialists, doctors).

Questions?

If you have further questions, please contact:

Arwen Kittelson-Aldred, M.Ed.
arwen@posture24-7.org
406.529.3837

or

Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, M.S., OTR/L, ATP/SMS
tamara@posture24-7.org
406.370.3689


This project is funded (in part) under a contract with the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities. The representations, if any, contained herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Council.