Module 10.6 Holistic Rehabilitation: Integrative Rehabilitation & Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Osteoarthritis
Fee: $15 for NATA members/$25 for NATA non-members
Thursday, October 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central (Noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific)
Module 10.6 is part 6 of a 12 part series on using medical therapeutic yoga in orthopaedics and promotion of systemic wellness through healthy gastrointestinal function and how it relates to joint function.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in American adults today. What’s worse is the percentage of adult Americans expected to suffer from OA is projected to skyrocket to a historic high of 20% by the year 2030.
Yet, a standardized holistic therapeutic model for management in rehabilitation has yet to be developed. However, this CE proposes Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) methodology for adoption of a holistic model which will address all facets of a person’s health and well-being. The standardized method of Professional Yoga Therapy offers multiple interventions for holistic and natural management of OA in the general and rehabilitation populations.
Practitioners and patients alike can benefit from this CE course, since its methods will be applicable for all patient populations. This CE will review epidemiology, identify high risk populations and risk factors for development of OA, and identify critical new developments in research concerning inflammatory processes in the body which greatly impact rehabilitation and prevention and wellness programming.
This CE will evaluate 21 yoga postures and other CIM therapies for the therapist in acute and subactute or chronic phases. Direct application through postural evaluation in each of the seven major areas of OA will give the clinician the tools necessary for immediate intervention in the OA population.
Professional Yoga Therapy has been leading the way in medical yoga since 2001 with its grassroots programs in post-graduate evidence-based medical therapeutic yoga. PYT standardizes methodology for evaluation and management in prevention and pathophysiology through education in evidence based CAM modalities, specifically medical therapeutic yoga.
- Summarize predisposing risk factors for & epidemiology of osteoarthritis based on the latest review of evidence.
- Describe the critical role that inflammatory biomarkers play in osteoarthritis in order to understand how it can be prevented and mediated through holistic methods in medical therapeutic yoga.
- Identify joint pathophysiology in osteoarthritis in order to understand 5 preventive methods and the 12 categories used in managing acute and subacute or chronic OA in medical therapeutic yoga.
- Analyze 21 yoga postures used in management of osteoarthritis in the hip, knee, shoulder, and spine.
- Describe the guidelines, indications, and contraindications for the safe application and appropriate use of medical therapeutic yoga for osteoarthritis.
Ginger is founder of Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT), the first education program for Complementary and Alternative Medicine practice in medical therapeutic yoga in the US. During the last 15 years throughout the US, Ginger has traveled to educate health care professionals about integrative rehabilitation using techniques such as yoga and Pilates, and to raise awareness about improving healthcare and its delivery. Ginger’s method is documented in her positively reviewed DVD, Ancient Yoga, New You.
Ginger is a published author who also pens the popular blog about work/life balance and healing arts for mothers, Breathing In This Life. She has been published or featured in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Lower Extremity Review, PT Advance, OT Advance, IDEA fit, National Association of Mothers’ Centers’ Your Wo(man) in Washington, People magazine’s Mother and Babies blogroll, USA today, and in local print and radio. Her current projects include writing texts in and teaching continuing education on medical therapeutic yoga, as well as writing a women’s health book on medical yoga use during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Ginger’s work extends beyond the border of the US to include Haiti and Afghanistan, where she has worked through since 2008 to improve health care for women and children.
You can reach Ginger at her websites,www.gingergarner.com andwww.professionalyogatherapy.org.
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