Contact Hours3 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 proyogatherapy.org.
This webinar provides research and methods for affecting osteoarthritis using the current evidence-base and combining yoga as a primary treatment modality. This course enables the clinician to use a system-approach to affect orthopaedic outcomes encased in a biospsychosocial model of assessment that is supported by both the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine.
Epidemiology, high-risk populations, and risk factors for development of osteoarthritis and related diagnoses are identified. Critical new research developments that implicate gastrointestinal health and orthopaedic outcomes are discussed and applied in a case study format.
In addition to a review of literature, Ginger offers clinical application for affecting osteoarthritis through evaluation of 21 yoga postures and other holistic CAM therapies for the therapist in acute and subacute or chronic phases.
Additionally, this course prepares the clinician to identify and recommend nutritional interventions within a biopsychosocial, multi-disciplinary framework in order to improve overall orthopaedic outcomes in the patient.
Understanding the gut-brain-body axis is a vital factor for the future of orthopaedic intervention in both prevention and rehabilitation. Ginger explains the history and current clinical status of this phenomenon.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how medical yoga, using the standardized PYT algorithm and conceptual model for patient care, can improve health care and its delivery in the US through its holistic evaluative methodology.
- Identify evidence-based methodology for incorporating the PYT medical yoga model into current rehabilitation programs.
- Evaluate existing yoga programs for content, safety, and validity.
- List predisposing risk factors for & epidemiology of osteoarthritis based on the latest review of evidence.
- Identify the critical role that cellular inflammation & inflammatory biomarkers play in osteoarthritis development in order to understand how it can be prevented and mediated through holistic methods in medical therapeutic yoga.
- Identify joint pathophysiology in osteoarthritis in order to understand 5 preventive methods and the 12 categories used in managing acute and subacute or chronic OA in medical therapeutic yoga.
- Analyze 21 yoga postures used in management of osteoarthritis in the hip, knee, shoulder, and spine.
- Describe the guidelines, indications, and contraindications for the safe application and appropriate use of medical therapeutic yoga for osteoarthritis.
- Identify the way in which functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) can impact patient outcomes in your clinical practice in rehabilitation and your role in intervention.
- Identify precursors of FGID and critical risk factors that influence cellular and genetic transcription and overall health in order to understand the historical and contemporary context and of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) intervention and how it can be used in improve orthopedic function.
- Describe how the two major categorical areas of CAM intervention for affecting GI and orthopedic health can effectively operationalize the holistic conceptual model for evaluation and management of all orthopaedic dysfunctions and diagnoses.
- Describe the “gut-brain” connection in order to understand the role that functional gastrointestinal disorders play in PYT conceptual model intervention in orthopedic rehabilitation.
- List the four remaining facets in the conceptual model, signs and symptoms of imbalance, and a minimum of 2 interventions for early intervention in each facet, which can be implemented to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
- Identify the role of the amygdala and the psychoneuroendocrinology of HPA Axis Dysregulation Phenomenon in order to understand how to affect change in the “gut-brain” interaction through being given a minimum of 7 interventions to facilitate healing and wellness in yourself and your patients
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%.