The ACL, Ankle & Foot Complex: Research Update on Conventional & Integrated (Yoga) Care – Module 10, part 3 (on-demand webinar)

*NOTE:  This 2 hour webinar is MODULE 10 Part III and can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the professional yoga therapist designation (PYT).  What is the PYT designation?  The PYT designation is a 15 module certification program for health care professionals in medical therapeutic yoga.  Allied Health Education currently offers Modules 1 - 7 & 10 parts 1 & 2 as on-demand webinars under our on-line, self-study course offerings.  Modules 8 & 9 are live, on-site courses.  Modules do not have to be completed in order.  If you think you might be interested in earning your PYT designation or would like to learn more please contact Ginger Garner at and

Course Description

This webinar reviews the latest evidence in lower quarter injury prevalence, risk, and management, and gives the clinician the tools necessary for immediate intervention. Clinicians will use case study application(s) via a biopsychosocial and integrated evaluative paradigm that combines physical therapy and yoga (medical therapeutic yoga) for achieving greater overall systemic effects during strength, conditioning, and rehabilitation of the lower quarter.

New research for lower quarter injury prevention and management will be reviewed, including:

  • ACL injury
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis

The biopsychosocial model assists in designing programs for both pathophysiology and prevention based and is supported by the World Health Organization and validated in numerous studies. The course the latest evidence-base and evolves clinical care for a more thorough, holistic approach.

Prerequisites - None

Educational Level - Intermediate

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how the biopsychosocial conceptual model can improve health care and its delivery in the US through its holistic evaluative methodology.
  • List the evidence based methodology for incorporating the medical yoga model into current rehabilitation programs.
  • Identify at risk populations for ACL injury through learning 5 objective measures to screen athletes.
  • Describe how predisposing factors increase injury and re-injury risk in order to identify integrative (yoga) methods for use in rehabilitation or injury prevention.
  • Summarize indications and contraindications for use of medical yoga in ACL rehabilitation and/or injury prevention.
  • List 5 training methods for use in ACL rehabilitation and/or injury prevention.
  • Identify the relationship between age, histological analysis, and risk factors for foot injury in order to more effectively manage the most common cause of heel pain.

Instructional Level - Intermediate

Instructor - Ginger Garner PT, MPT, ATC, PYT, ERYT500

Ginger is an integrative physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies, an organization providing curricula andcompetencies for using yoga in medicine.  Ms. Garner advocates for Americans to receive holistic and integrative medical care in order to improve health and health care in the US.  Her clinical fields of focus include public health education, orthopaedics, chronic pain, and women’s health.   Ms. Garner has been teaching, writing, and lecturing for hospitals, clinics, and universities throughout the United States since 2000.  Her medical yoga graduate and post-graduate programs teach non-dogmatic, evidence-based care through fostering an east/west multi-disciplinary team approach.  They are a first of their kind in the United States.


  • Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.
Meets Requirements of: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Contact Hours: 2