Yoga Therapy is a set of powerful tools for rehab professionals to directly access motor programming software in order to address the complexities of pain and movement, complementing a biomechanical approach. Yoga Therapy differs from the biomedical approach in that it looks at the whole picture/context of disease of dysfunction and how all aspects of the persons body/mind and lifestyle play into it. Yoga's approach is much more interrelational.
This course is designed to educate the therapist in the foundational guidelines for integration of yoga therapy into their practice. At the completion of the course, participants will gain knowledge of basic Therapeutic Yoga principles and how to integrate them with traditional medicine. Therapists will be shown how to differentiate between four models of healing upon which yoga therapy is based and learn to identify and implement the components for an integrative therapy session.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||Video||Target Audience: ATC/LAT, OT, OTA, PT, PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
- What is Yoga Therapy?
- Therapeutic Yoga vs. Conventional Medecine
- Pancamaya Model of Healing
- The Nadis and Chakras & Prana Vayus Model
- The DSR Method & Intake Questionnair
- How to Structure an Integrative Session
- Assessment Tools and Treatment Planning
- 8 Step Wellness Plan
This course is designed to educate the physical and/or occupational therapist in the foundational guidelines for integration of yoga therapy into their practice.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Recognize the basic philosophy among health care professions for integrating yoga therapy into your practice models for musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
- Differentiate between four models of healing upon which yoga therapy is based.
- Identify four ancient holistic models of healing and conventional medicine to develop an understanding of the concept of Yoga Therapy.
- Recognize the basic science behind the four models of healing in yoga
- Identify the steps involved in the assessment and structuring of an integrative session using the Dynamic Systems Rehabilitation (DSR) method, a bio-psychosocial model of rehabilitation.
- Recognize the components of the eight step wellness plan for a yoga therapy program with emphasis on breathing, relaxation and poses.
- Recognize how to set up an initial visit (intake questionnaire, initial interview, protocol for assessment and treatment planning)
- Identify the components for an integrative therapy session.
- Recognize the seven steps of Yoga Nidra and its application in relaxation training.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.