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.
America has the distinction of being the most obese, sedentary nation on earth. We work more hours per week, vacation less, suffer from the most stress related illnesses and have the highest rates for heart disease, stroke, and cancer than any other nation in the world. In addition, we have higher maternal and infant mortality rates than almost every industrialized nation. Patient satisfaction with the current medical model is suffering, and more and more people are seeking out and spending money on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Yoga has been consistently in the top 10 CAM modalities since 2008. In 2012 there were more than 20 million Americans practicing yoga. In 2008 just under 6 billion dollars was spent on yoga and yoga related products alone.
Even though therapy clinic owners remarked in a 2012 market analysis in PT Advance that a minimum of 20% of a clinic’s revenue should come from wellness services, still only 6.5% of health care professionals recommend yoga to their patients.
This course introduces a new model of assessment and business practice by evolving yoga posture and breath practices via the evidence base. This course represents Modules 1 and 2 (in a 15-part series) and introduces a model for clinical excellence in using yoga as medicine.
This course teaches you to be bilingual, practicing east and west medicine, in order to improve patient outcomes, streamline your orthopaedic evaluative process, lower overhead, reduce practitioner burnout, and generate new sources of revenue. As a “hybrid healer” you will be able immediately use the methods taught in this course in clinical and wellness populations.
This course provides an evidence-based, standardized method for safe application of movement therapies to affect systemic (gut-brain-body) health. It yokes eastern and western medicine, harnessing the best of both in order to improve patient outcomes and your well-being and health.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
At the end of Module 1: A Biopsychosocial Method for Efficiency and Compassion in Rehabilitation and Sport/Exercise Yoga
Prescription, the participant will:
1. Identify the 7 point method of Professional Yoga Therapy and how it addresses all learning types.
2. Recognize the 15 precepts of PYT to traditional yoga and yoga therapy.
3. List how the Pentagon of Wellness biopsychosocial model could impact the practice of medicine and rehabilitation.
4. Identify how to evaluate existing yoga and yoga therapy programs for content and safety.
5. Recognize how the historic roots of yoga in America are inter-related with Professional Yoga Therapy.
6. Recognize and understand the PYT Code of Ethics, guidelines to practice, teaching, and meditation for yoga in medicine and wellness.
At the end of Module 2: Using the Professional Yoga Therapy Model of Assessment in Clinical & Wellness Practices, the participant will:
1. Identify the 5 obstructions to learning and transformation in a case study application.
2. Recognize how the Pentagon of Wellness conceptual model can be used preventively and therapeutically to help patients/clients manage pain, low self-esteem, and flagging motivation.
3. Define the science of yoga and its rationale for efficacy.
4. List how evidence-based research supports the inter-relationship of yoga with medical, psychological, biological, and physical science.
5. Identify a minimum of 5 interventions under each of the 5 points of the Pentagon model that can be used to effectively manage stress (a total of 15 interventions).
6. Recognize how to apply the Psycho-emotional inventory for Pain Management within the context of the Pentagon of Wellness model.
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%.