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Facilitation Techniques to Improve Rib Cage Function, Respiration, Phonation, Postural and Oral-Motor Control
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This CEU program consists of 4 streaming videos and 1 PDF Facilitation Reference Guide. The information in this program (RC4, RC5, RC6 and RC8) is included in the longer seminar SEM25.

RC4 Rib Cage Mobilization Strategies (58 min.)

Presented by Rona Alexander, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. This video demonstrates mobilization techniques for improving mobility of the rib cage. Influences on respiration and adaptability as a support for postural control and oral-motor function are discussed.

RC5 Facilitating Anterior Chest Wall Expansion (37 min.)

Presented by Rona Alexander, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. This video demonstrates facilitation techniques that can be used to elongate the anterior chest wall, gain mobility of the pectoral area, and increase inspiration for support of phonation and oral-motor control.

RC6 Facilitating the Posterior Rib Cage and Elongating the Trunk and Intercostals (50 min.)

Presented by Rona Alexander, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. This video demonstrates techniques that can be used to facilitate the posterior rib cage, and elongate the trunk and intercostals.

RC8 Treatment Demonstration with a 4 Year Old (82 min.)

Presented by Rona Alexander, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. This video demonstrates treatment application of rib cage mobilization techniques with a 4-year-old child with spastic quadriplegia.

Handouts are included in PDF File Format.
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