22. August 2020 - 11:00 till 19:30
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A live interactive course via Zoom.

7.0 Contact Hours:  Illinois & California CEUs applied for PTs.

No CEU’s applied for OT or SLP.

About this Event

7.0 Contact Hours: Illinois & California CEUs applied for PTs.

No CEU’s applied for OT or SLP.


Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc

Dr. Massery received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1977, her DPT from the University of the Pacific in 2004 and her DSc from Rocky Mountain University in 2011. Her publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics in both pediatric and ***** patient populations. Dr. Massery has been invited to give over 900 professional presentations in all 50 US states and in 18 countries worldwide, including more than 100 presentations for the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary’s research pioneered the concept of managing trunk pressures as a new way to visualize core stabilization. She has delivered keynote and major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), connections between posture & breathing, and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation).

Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, honoring “one’s outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy." She has been honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by each of her 3 universities. She was also awarded Northwestern University’s Alumnae Research Achievement Award. Mary continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago, specializing in breathing and postural dysfunction.

Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS

Nechama is obsessed with eccentric control and its link to functional balance and gait! Nechama was the driving force behind the development of this course.

Nechama Karman received her MSPT from Columbia University in 1994, her Advanced MS in orthopedic PT from Touro College in 1998 and has completed her Health Sciences PhD coursework at Seton Hall University. She has held academic appointments at both Hunter College and NYIT and is also an APTA board-certified pediatric clinical specialist.

Nechama is chief clinical educator at Mobility Research, providing pediatric and ***** trainings, introductory and advanced seminars, webinars, and clinical support for LiteGait in the USA and internationally. She is a primary instructor in LiteGait's "train the trainer" program. In addition, after a 2-year invited apprenticeship in 2016, Nechama became Mary Massery’s first certified faculty member to teach her national course: “If you can’t breathe, you can’t function.” In 2019, she was certified to teach Mary’s musculoskeletal course as well. Nechama owns a private practice in New York City focusing on treating patients with complex neurological conditions and/or complex pelvic conditions.

7.0 Contact Hours:  Illinois & California CEUs applied for PTs.

No CEU’s applied for OT or SLP.