Contact Hours2.5 Hours
*NOTE: This webinar 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 and Modules 10 parts 1 -4 – Module 12 as on-demand webinars that can be found under our “on-demand webinars courses” here on the website. Modules do not have to be completed in order, but is recommended. Modules 8/9 and Modules 13 – 15 are live, on-location courses.
If you think you might be interested in earning your PYT designation or would like to learn more please contact Ginger Garner at www.gingergarner.com and www.professionalyogatherapy.org.
Achieving Structural Balance is the focus of this 2.5 hour webinar, allowing participants to put the medical therapeutic yoga diagnostic algorithm and biopsychosocial model assessment to work.
This course establishes key industry standards for evidence-based biomechanical analysis in yoga postures and breath technique. Both prevention and pathophysiological approaches are addressed so clinicians can enhance their current clinical services, as well as understand how to diversify or expand their practice into community and public health settings.
This course reviews the science that allows yoga to be prescribed as medicine including neurovascular, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and myofascial intervention. Using these scientifically supported methodology allows the clinician to improve physiological patient outcomes by affecting the underlying biochemical status of the individual that ultimately dictates physical health.
The exclusive skillset of the licensed medical professional is fully utilized in the professional yoga therapy system, which allows for high-level consideration of neurophysiology, mechanical properties of connective tissue and joints, behavioral organization, sensori-motor integration, and mind/body interaction in order to facilitate allostasis in the individual.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Module 6: Applied Biomechanics inYoga for Achieving Safety, Stabilization, Motor Control, and Support
- Explain how joint stabilization requisites are used in the biopsychosocial model of integrative medicine to evolve yoga for clinical use and efficacy.
- List the evidence-based precepts for achieving integrative lumbopelvic stabilization in medical and wellness-based yoga programs.
- Differentiate between the types of yoga postures in the post-graduate professional yoga therapy system that facilitate safe modification and allow for medical adaptation in both high and low functioning patient populations.
- Apply the latest research in lumbopelvic stabilization and neurophysiology to allow yoga postures to be prescribed as rehabilitation.
Module 7: Achieving Structural Balance: Neurophysiology, Stability, and Joint Function in Practice
- Review the latest research to apply the professional yoga therapy diagnostic algorithm for evaluation and prescription in medical therapeutic yoga and how it impacts functional progression in objective goal setting.
- Explain the neurophysiology of safe medical therapeutic yoga practice as it relates to myofascial release and neural mobilization.
- Verbalize the guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for performing soft tissue mobilization and/or manual therapy within the context of yoga postures.
- Identify how myofascial restriction and neural mobilization can be addressed through the practice and sequencing of yoga postures.
- Understand the ramifications of kinetic chain and joint positions in medical therapeutic yoga progression and prescription for affecting functional neural patterning and balance across the lifespan.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.