LVCOL: Effects of Neck Position During Mobile Technology use on Visual Awareness

Course Overview

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CPD Accreditation:

HPCSA: 1 Clinical CEU, Level 1
OASA (Ocularist Association of South Africa): Universal – 1 (one) point

Course Content:

This presentation will discuss the effects on vision from an increase in “chin down” neck position from cell phone usage. This presentation will review neurological processes for visual function and awareness, biomechanical factors that affect neck position, and considerations when treating someone who may have visual disturbances due to overuse of cell phone and electronic devices.    

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The Low Vision Centre of Learning welcomes Marianna Newsam (OTR/L) to present all the way from Los Angeles, United States. She is an Occupational Therapist who has spent her career focusing on restoring movement in order to restore function in persons with neurological dysfunction. Early in her career she focused treating individuals within the healthcare system in rehabilitation of adults with stroke and brain injury. She has an extensive medical and neurological background that adds many facets to her treatments. She is currently in private practice with the pediatric population and is the owner and director of MNO therapy. Through her work with children, she sees that vision and movement are closely related. She feels that neurological integration of these systems is the key to child development to enhance elementary school performance and eliminate struggles with learning.

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Belinda Leibowitz
Posted 4 months ago
We are not doing ourselves any favours being on our cellphones all the time

This was my second time hearing Marianna Newsam speak. The role of the OT cannot be downplayed in dealing with vision. One of the biggest issues I talk about is posture and how this impacts the visually impaired. There are very few people who don’t spend their life on screens or in front of screens, this talk will really make you think

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