An Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga in the Healthcare Setting
Section: Innovative Care
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 254 A
Session Type: Preconference Courses
Session Level: Basic
This session will introduce adult therapeutic yoga to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work in outpatient, inpatient, rehab/skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings. Learn how therapeutic yoga can be incorporated into the recovery process and enhance your health care practice with an integrative approach to health and healing. Attendees will be introduced to the origins of yoga, the evolution to a therapeutic intervention, the essential components of a yoga class or yoga therapy session, and applications in a therapeutic environment. Participants will learn how their patient's yoga practice may affect their injury and impairments, and how yoga can safely support their rehabilitation. The speakers will discuss yoga's physiological benefits, how it fits into a biopsychosocial model of health care, and the research evidence for yoga as a therapeutic treatment technique. Experience a chair yoga class (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), systematic relaxation, and meditation techniques to learn how yoga can be applied in a rehabilitation setting. This workshop is appropriate for PTs and PTAs who work with adult patients with orthopedic, neurological or cardiorespiratory dysfunction, or cancer.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between yoga classes and therapeutic yoga.
2. Describe 3 styles of yoga appropriate for rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal or neurological conditions.
3. Describe 2 patient outcomes that can be improved with the use of yoga as a therapeutic intervention.
4. Identify 2 yoga practices useful for stress reduction and pain management.
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