In October 2017 we presented the results of Year Two of the MT Postural Care Project at the Division for Early Childhood Conference in Portland, Oregon. Check out our poster!
We have just received confirmation of funding for another year that will run through September 2018 and are finalizing our participants. Year Three will focus on training and working with children and adults in rural and remote areas of Montana.
There are 5 free trainings in postural care across the state of Montana… go here and register for the one closest to you!
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.