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.
The past twenty years has shown considerable increase in the practice of yoga and in research that supports yoga’s effectiveness. Caregiving and administrative demands that health care professionals face make yoga an ideal methodology for simultaneously improving patient and practitioner health and well-being. The field of psychoneurophysiology is a progressive new field supporting the use of ancient techniques, such as meditation and yogic breathing, in combination with modern medicine, to treat pro-inflammatory states of disease, psychological disorders, and metabolic dysfunction. Evidence supporting meditation and awareness practice and its ability to change the stress response is compelling and can benefit all physical therapy and occupational therapy populations. Use of yoga as medicine will also expand your referral source network and the patient populations with which you can work.
This course will review the literature that supports use of yoga as a neuromusulcar and psychoneurophysiological intervention. Implications of neuroendocrinology and proinflammatory action in the body will also be addressed, including the science of how yoga can improve and effect kinesthetic awareness, including a specific case study on vestibular intervention.
Provision of the latest science in yoga prescription will empower you to change your stress response, as well as that of your patients. Doing so can improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, reduce practitioner burnout, and provide you with the tools needed to apply evidence-based medical therapeutic yoga intervention in your current practice of physical or occupational therapy.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Differentiate between yoga, yoga therapy, and medical therapeutic yoga.
- Identify how medical therapeutic yoga is usable by persons of any spiritual background.
- Discuss the significance of sound and meditation types in yoga for systemic benefit.
- Identify methods for using non-dogmatic yoga philosophy in development of professional vision, practitioner burnout prevention, stress management, and life-balance skill set.
- Identify the seven foundations of physiology used in medical therapeutic yoga practice.
- Recognize how the branches of kinesthetic awareness affect change in biopsychosocial outcomes.
- List how kinesthetic awareness can be used in prescribing medical and wellness-based yoga programs.
- Identify a progression of yoga postures which can be used to affect patient outcomes in kinesthetic dysfunction.
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%.