Dr. Teresa Plummer, an assistant professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, was a featured presenter at the second annual Latin American Seating Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June. The conference aimed to educate, train and update health professionals with the latest technology to provide solutions of sitting for people with lifelong disabilities and conditions such as neuromuscular disorders, injuries and diseases of the spinal cord, orthopedic problems, systemic diseases, obesity and polytrauma. Over 250 therapists and medical doctors from 14 South and Central American countries attended.
Plummer was one of four invited international speakers for the event. She presented on the relationship between vision, posture and mobility and the kinesiological principles of seating and positioning. She also served on an expert panel to evaluate children with neurological injuries. Plummer has over 30 years of experience in occupational therapy and has conducted workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of rehabilitation and assistive technology.