Postural Principles for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists Programme

Online Course: Postural Principles for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists Programme

Enhance your interdisciplinary practice with a detailed understanding of posture and how it relates to speech, signing and swallowing

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Mauro Banfi

Physiotherapist and Osteopath in the field of performing arts, working with singers, and instrumentalists

10-12 hours

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This programme aims to demonstrate the relationship between posture and other systems, such as speech and swallowing. Through a detailed discussion of postural principles, you will learn about the most frequent causes of postural dysfunction. You will then be introduced to effective assessment and treatment strategies that will enable you to better manage patients with postural dysfunction.

The techniques presented in this programme are all designed to be completed in sitting or standing positions, so they are easily adopted in speech therapy settings. The information in this series of courses is aimed to enhance the interdisciplinary collaboration between different health professionals working in this area, including speech therapists, physiotherapists, dentists and osteopaths.


This programme aims to introduce postural principles that are useful for health professionals working with patients who have issues with swallowing or speech dysfunction.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Postural Principles for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists
  2. The Relationship Between Posture and Swallowing
  3. Practical Postural Techniques for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists

Target audience

This course is aimed at Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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