Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

Tamara Kittelson-Aldred Tamara Kittelson-Aldred has been an occupational therapist for 40 years, and is a RESNA certified ATP/SMS. Utilizing a 24 hour postural care approach in her practice for years, in 2012 she earned certificates in advanced postural care through the Open College Network West Midlands in England. Tamara has written and presented on the topics of seating, positioning and 24 hour postural care in the United States and Peru. She is Posture 24/7 Project Director for the Montana Postural Care Project, funded by the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Director of Eleanore’s Project, promoting postural care and responsible wheelchair provision in Peru. Tamara provides clinical positioning and mobility equipment services integrated with 24 hour postural care for children, youth and complex adults in Missoula, Montana. She maintains that her best teacher was her youngest daughter Eleanore, who was born with complex needs.

PT/OT Talking About Posture Care & Disability March 22, 2016 by Tamara Kittelson Aldred
Using 24-Hour Postural Care to Combat the Twin Foes of Gravity and Time The word “posture” often conjures memories of being told to “sit up straight” as a kid – but that is not what we are talking about here. Postures that are used persistently as a habit will have a huge impact on the lives of people with motor disabilities – and not for the best! While most of us...