10.5 Holistic Rehabilitation: Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Foot
Fee: $15 for NATA members/$25 for NATA non-members
Thursday, September 20, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central (Noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific)
Module 10.5 is part 5 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.
Foot pain and dysfunction is a common phenomenon in almost decade of life from young adults to seniors. The most common source of that pain is plantar fasciitis. A common orthopaedic diagnoses seen in rehabilitation and athletics today, plantar fasciitis and related foot deformities can be efficiently managed with high efficacy using the CAM modality known as the Professional Yoga Therapy method.
Adding yoga that has been time tested in physical therapy and sports medicine settings is globally beneficial because it harnesses the evidence based power to lower stress, improve function, and increase quality of life for the patient and practitioner. This CE will equip you with the tools necessary to identify at risk populations, minimize risk factors in foot injury, and understand the evaluative paradigm necessary to use yoga for the foot in a medical setting.
This CE will critically analyze how to identify and correct foot malalignment and injury through the context of yoga postures and the conceptual holistic model. This CE will take you through a step by step progression of yoga postures that can be effective for both evaluating and managing foot problems.
This CE reviews the latest evidence in injury epidemiology, injury prevention, and management of the foot. Finally, direct application through postural evaluation will give the clinician the tools necessary for immediate intervention in the foot 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.
- Upon completion of this webinar, you will help patients reduce, manage, and prevent future persistent spine and related abdominal pain by doing the following:
- Discuss the relationship between age, histological analysis, and risk factors for foot injury in order to more effectively manage the most common cause of heel pain.
- Examine 5 common mechanical dysfunctions which affect foot health in 7 commonly used yoga postures.
- Describe 5 medical therapeutic yoga methods for utilizing the conceptual model for evaluation and management of the foot.
- List 5 modifications used in yoga posture alignment for foot dysfunction in order to understand how medical therapeutic yoga can be integrated into conventional rehabilitation and injury prevention.
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.
Athletic Training Domain:
Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness
Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
Treatment and Rehabilitation
Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being
Essential and Advanced