October was a great month for several reasons, but one of the highlights was the opportunity to speak at the 2015 PTWA Annual Conference held in Bellevue Washington. This well-orchestrated event featured 16 courses in 8 specialty areas over 3 days.
It was my pleasure to be a keynote speaker presenting Postural Respiration as a pre-conference one day mini course to all attendees. We spent a lot of time describing diaphragm function, airflow patterns and rib mechanics. Both breathing and movement principles were discussed in context with the left AIC/right BC pattern and manual and non-manual treatment suggestions were offered. The group was appreciative of the material and very engaging throughout the presentation.
It has been exciting to see the growing interest in the science of Postural Restoration throughout the Northwest. Thank you Physical Therapy Association of Washington for the opportunity to be involved with this year's conference. It was an honor to spend time with such great people who are part of an obviously great organization.