CANCELLED - Prescription Yoga: Modifying an Ancient Practice for Clinical Interventions
Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: GR-2B-6639
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room: 208

Speaker(s):   Joseph Signorile, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Using yoga as a targeted intervention to optimize benefits to a specific clinical population involves modifying the practice to address the population's specific needs. The speakers' research has resulted in modified programs that address multiple populations, including persons with Parkinson disease, older adult fallers, postmenopausal women, and women with metabolic syndrome. They are exploring previously unaddressed topics such as the impact of specific breathing methods on musculoskeletal strength; specialized yoga meditation, proprioception, and caloric output; and muscle utilization patterns during various yoga practices. The speakers will share their unique process of melding practical expertise and the scientific method to produce effective programs to target the needs of diverse patient populations.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Explain yoga as a training tool.

2. Describe how the practice of yoga can be modified to target the specific needs of different populations.

3. Discuss how the mental and physical components of yoga can be used to target physical components of training.

4. Apply variations in yoga practice to make yoga a more effective therapeutic tool without violating the revered nature of this ancient practice.

CEU: 0.2

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