As a healthcare professional, a therapist can influence a paradygm shift in healthcare delivery through using a model for improving patient outcomes and ultimately improving healthcare in the US today.
In less than 10 years, and working outside the current insurance model in order to lower healthcare costs, Ginger Garner has been able to work with patients of all types - from pediatrics to geriatrics, from low back pain to cancer - and see them for a drastically lower cost (and overhead) through group physical therapy using the Professional Yoga Therapy model.
This course introduces the professional to the use of medical therapeutic yoga in their practice. Ginger discusses how evidence-based research supports the inter-relationship of yoga with medical, psychological, biological and physical science. The therapist is taught to identify the anatomy and physiology for the different states of respiration and recognize the types of breathing and techniques and the benefits to each. Anatomy and physiology of myofascial restriction and release are covered, as well as the guidelines, precautions and contraindications for performing soft tissue mobilization in yoga postures.
This Seminar-On-Demand is offered is 7 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 7||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery|
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- Professional Yoga Therapy: Trends in America, Points of Concern, and Objectives
- Seven Point Method
- Development of PYT Method
- 15 Precepts
- Five Sheaths
- Biopsychosocial Model: Physical Health, Energetic Health, Psycho-emotional Health, Intellectual Well Being, & Spiritual Well Being and Contentment
- Medical, Biological & Physical Lens
- 5 Obstructions & Overcoming them
- Pentagon of Wellness Applied
- Transversus Abdominis Assisted Thoraco-diaphragmatic breath (TATD)
- Blanket Folding Video Lab Demonstration & Modifications
- Universal Sound of Creation & Sound Therapy
- Yoga vs. Medicine
- 8 Limbed Practice of Yoga
- Practical Application Lab Demonstrations
- 7 Physiological Concepts
- The Pain Experience
- Neuroscience: MSR & GTO
- Neuroanatomy of Tactile Sense
- Case Studies
- Physiology of Respiration
- Somatic Nervous System
- Effective Breathing Techniques Video Lab Demonstration
- Abdominal Breath & TATD
- Sandbag Breathing & Victorious Breath
- Bridging East and West Medicine
- 4 Components of Lumbopelvic Stability
- Internal Support in Asana: Co-Contractions & Spinal Neutral Video Lab Demonstration
- Concomitant Stabilization, Spinal Neural, SH Stabilization Biomechanical Analysis Video Lab Demonstrations and Modifications
- Addressing Movement in Asana
- “Static Mobility” Myofascial Restriction & Release
- Practical Application: Myofasical Release & Video Lab Demonstrations
- Neurophysiological & Psychoneurological Rehabilitation
- Lower Limb Neural Mobilization
- Joint Positions
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on professional yoga therapy.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
- Identify the historic roots of yoga in America.
- Differentiate between the fifteen precepts of professional yoga therapy.
- Recognize the Pentagon of Wellness and the various sheaths.
- Identify the science of yoga and its rationale.
- Recognize how evidence-based research supports the inter-relationship of yoga with medical, psychological, biological and physical science.
- Identify interventions under each of the five points of the Pentagon model.
- Identify three yogic universal guideposts.
- Recognize and differentiate between the eight limbs of yoga guidelines.
- Differentiate between the seven physiological concepts.
- Identify the anatomy and physiology for the different states of respiration.
- Recognize the types of breathing and techniques and three benefits to each.
- Differentiate between three internal and external supports in medical yoga postures.
- Recognize how lumbopelvic stabilization and neurophysiology can be used to improve safety and efficacy in yoga posture practice.
- Identify the anatomy and physiology of myofascial restriction and release and three examples of fascia.
- Identify the guidelines, precautions and contraindications for performing soft tissue mobilization in yoga postures.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 7
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand