It's All Connected: Dynamic Relationships in Postural Control

15 Nov - 16 Nov 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Bethesda


STAR INSTITUTE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: Strategies, Science and Success

Therapists have always considered postural control as foundational for the development of functional motor skills. However, recent use of a dynamic  systems model has led us to discuss the fluidity of the components of postural control as integral to the creation of function.

This 2.5 hour presentation will provide an overview of the different components of postural control and explore the interactive, multidirectional nature of information processing for postural control. In addition to highlighting the interdependence between postural control, regulation and sensory processing, we will discuss an anticipatory mechanism for central stability control as it complements reactive mechanisms.  Finally we will examine how these interrelationships coalesce to create mature postural control.

Upon completion of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define postural control.
  2. List 9 components of mature postural control.
  3. Contrast anticipatory and reactive mechanisms.
  4. Describe the mechanism by which the inner core muscle team creates central stability.
  5. Discuss the impact of alignment on emotional regulation and on the registration of sensory input in 3 sensory systems.

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