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Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Part B

presented by Ginger Garner

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This is the second of a two part course from Ginger Garner that will prepare the licensed medical professional to evaluate and manage the healthy and involved patient and client using a biopsychosocial systems paradigm, called the Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT) Pentagon of Wellness Conceptual Model, and the PYT method.

Part B of the Professional Yoga Therapy course consists of the PYT modules 5 through 7. Topics covered include respiration for optimal patient outcomes, applied biomechanics in asana, and achieving structural balance. Neurophysiology, stability, and joint function in practice are also covered, as well as myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization as they relate to medical therapeutic yoga.

These are not introductory courses in yoga or rehabilitation, but are designed to lay the foundation for the biopsychosocial model used in PYT and prepare the student for critical analysis in prevention of dysfunction and disease, as well as management of existing pathophysiology. The course continues with Part B, which consists of modules five through seven.

Both Part A and Part B (Modules 1-7) should be completed before taking other PYT courses and prior to completing the Professional Yoga Therapist Certification. Written tests are given at the conclusion of each module. To pursue the Professional Yoga Therapist Certification, you will need to complete the first intensive on-site training in Module 8 of the series with Ginger on Emerald Isle.

Meet Your Instructor

Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC

Ginger is an integrative physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies, an organization providing curricula and competencies for using yoga in medicine. Ms. Garner advocates for Americans to receive holistic and integrative medical care in order to improve health and health care in the US. Her clinical fields of focus…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Respiration Techniques for Optimal Patient Outcomes

Evaluate the physiology of respiration at rest. Recognize pathophysiological states of breathing. Apply the PYT conceptual model to affect change in pathophysiological states of respiration. Explain the unique diaphragmatic breathing method used in PYT to improve safety and efficacy of yoga.

2. Applied Biomechanics in Asana for Stabilization, Motor Control, and Support

Explain 7 pre-requisites for joint stabilization used in the physical and psycho-emotional points of the PYT conceptual model. List the 4 components of lumbopelvic stabilization for applying medical therapeutic yoga in medical and wellness based programs. Differentiate between internal and external support in yoga postures. Apply research in lumbopelvic stabilization and neurophysiology to improve safety and efficacy in yoga posture practice.

3. Achieving Structural Balance: Neurophysiology, Stability, and Joint Function in Practice

Review the latest research to improve safety in yoga posture performance and improve balance and ultimately, the meditative state reached. Explain the neurophysiology of safe medical therapeutic yoga practice as it relates to myofascial release and neural mobilization. Verbalize the guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for performing soft tissue mobilization within the context of yoga postures. Identify how myofascial restriction and neural mobilization can be addressed through the practice and sequencing of yoga postures. Understand joint open and closed packed positions as they relate to both protection and progression in medical therapeutic yoga prescription. Describe the factors affecting gait related (balance) changes across the lifespan.

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