The benefits of yoga for musculoskeletal injuries are well-known and evidence based. Yet, as medical practitioners, we do not get this unique and effective knowledge in our traditional schooling. This course, written and taught by a 20-year experienced board-certified orthopedic doctor of physical therapy and a certified yoga instructor, has the aim of integrating the key therapeutic benefits of yoga that are not taught in non-yoga schools into the established framework of the medical practitioner. The author explains in detail why and how integrating these key yoga concepts will immediately improve your patient outcomes. Participants will learn how yoga positively affects mobility, strength, motor control, endurance, and motivation—all factors we, as clinicians, are trying to improve in our patients on a daily basis.
Specific populations and conditions that will be covered include, but are not limited to, geriatric and fall prevention, scoliosis, arthritis, sports, chronic pain, and breathing techniques.
This hands-on, 85% lab, intensive course is designed for the clinician seeing a myriad of conditions in the outpatient clinic. This course is for adult orthopedic conditions and therefore will not cover pediatric or neurological conditions.
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A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs & Assistants.
Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
This is an intermediate level course intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs
NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.
- Identify the relevant anatomy and how therapeutic yoga affects these different anatomical structures.
- Identify ways to incorporate yoga practice into a clinical setting.
- Identify maladaptations in breathing patterns in order to appropriately address breath as an adjunct treatment to therapeutic yoga.
- Identify functional therapeutic yoga techniques specific to patients' needs and diagnosis.
- Demonstrate various yoga poses and identify variations of each pose for different clinical goals such as joint mobility, muscle flexibility, motor control, strengthening, and balance.
- Demonstrate effective poses for various common outpatient populations and conditions, including geriatrics, fall prevention, scoliosis, arthritis, sports, and chronic pain.
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 Integrating yoga concepts into rehabilitation. 9:00 Principles of therapeutic yoga: anatomy, biomechanics & prop use 10:00 BREAK 10:15 LAB - Posture and movement assessment with a yoga lens 11:00 LAB - Clinical application of mindfulness meditation 12:00 LUNCH (on your own) 1:00 LAB - Therapeutic yoga for common spinal conditions 3:00 BREAK 3:15 LAB - Therapeutic yoga for common lower extremity conditions 5:30 Q & A and Adjourn
8:00 Assessment of breathing patterns for the yoga therapy client: 8:45 LAB – Proper breathing techniques 10:00 BREAK 10:15 LAB – Yoga therapy for scoliosis 11:00 LAB – Yoga therapy for geriatric clients and fall prevention 12:00 LUNCH (on your own) 1:00 LAB – Yoga therapy for common upper extremity conditions 3:00 BREAK 3:15 Case Based Interventions and demonstration 5:00 Q/A and Adjourn
Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.