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!
We have funding for another year that is running through September 2018 and participants are finalized. Year Three is focusing on training and working with children and adults in rural and remote areas of Montana.
What can 24 hour posture care do for you?
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 involves 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.
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.