Standing is for Everyone

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Course Description

Supported standing can provide benefits to people of all ages with varied diagnoses. It is helpful for those who are unable to stand independently as well as those who can stand but require assistance to maintain standing longer and in a symmetrical posture. This course will explore the benefits of standing from the very young to seniors. It will discuss how supported standing can also augment a therapy program to enable greater gains towards the goals of the program.

Presenter(s) Information:

Maryann M. Girardi, PT, DPT, ATP
Clinical Education @Altimate Medical

Maryann Girardi received her Bachelor of Science in physical therapy degree from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. She is also a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP). For over 30 years she has worked with adults and pediatrics with complex neurological conditions in home, school, in-patient and outpatient acute rehab settings. She has used DME to augment her treatment, enabling patients to have the support and positioning they need for participation in meaningful activities and improve/maintain musculoskeletal function.

She has presented at the local, national, and international level, on a variety of topics including service delivery, seating prescription, development of patient specific seating systems and therapeutic interventions for children with CHARGE Syndrome.

Course Credit Information:

1 Contact Hour course

Must complete post-course survey/quiz to receive CEU certificate

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Continuing Education (RSTCE) is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.
.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for attending 1 hours of instruction.