In October 2017 we presented the results of Year Two of the MT Postural Care Project at the national Division for Early Childhood Conference, and in April 2018 again at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Check out our poster!
Year Three is focusing on training and working with children and adults in rural and remote areas of Montana. This final year of working with individual participants and families will end as of September 30, 2018. Year Four will potentially begin a new, more sustainable model.
Once we receive funding confirmation in October 2018, the application for our 2019 Train the Trainer program will open! This final year of The Montana Postural Care Project will provide even more extensive training, including tools for body symmetry measurements and training in their use, for people interested in adding postural care to their professional practice. Free CEUs will be available for trainees. Curious about how postural care could fit into your professional life? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this upcoming opportunity.
What can 24 hour posture care 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).
If you have further questions, please contact:
Arwen Kittelson-Aldred, M.Ed.
Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, M.S., OTR/L, ATP/SMS
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.