St. David's Rehabilitation Hospital/Rehab Without Walls

Postural Considerations After Brain Injury by Natasha Johnson, PT, MSPT

Postural Considerations After Brain Injury:

The session will provide an overview of common postural presentations after brain injury, postural considerations in wheelchair positioning, recommendations on sleeping postures for optimal alignment and decreasing pain. A general overview on how neck positions influence visual function, cervicogenic symptoms/disorientation, and energy conservation and general stretches and techniques to stretch/relax muscles commonly tight following brain injury.

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About Natasha Johnson, PT, MSPT:

Natasha Johnson, has lived in Austin, Texas for approximately 20 years. Received undergraduate degree from University of Texas at San Antonio, Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, 2001.Received Master’s Degree in Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, 2003. Certified Competent in the Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders from Emory University. Certified from Concussion Health in the Evaluation and Treatment of Vision and Vestibular Dysfunction in the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Post Concussion Syndrome Population. Currently, involved in completing the last portion of studies & criteria to become a Fellow of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). St. David’s Medical Center Mentor Program Coordinator and Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program Mentor. I have worked as a Senior Physical Therapist, I believe one of my God given gifts, at St. David’s Rehabilitation for approximately 18 years, treating Neurological, Vestibular, & Visual Dysfunction clients.


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