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The Answer to Chronic Pain: Looking Just Beneath the Surface

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Objectives

  1. Determine the differences between fascial layers and their importance
  2. Distinguish the differences in fascial receptors including free nerve endings, pacinian corpuscles, and Ruffini’s and their role on the CNS
  3. Employ MSK ultrasound to guide diagnosis and treatment decisions

Outline

Fascial Layers

  • Superficial and deep fascia
  • Impact and role on the CNS and movement dysfunction

Differences in Fascial Receptors

  • Free nerve endings
  • Pacinian
  • Ruffini nerve endings
  • Impact and role on the CNS and movement dysfunction

Using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to Guide Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions

  • MSK ultrasound
  • Usage and implementation of MSK in your practice
  • Case studies: anterior cutaneious nerve entrapments, cluneal nerves, and median nerve 

Copyright : 07/30/2020

Using Mindfulness to Improve Outcomes with Chronic Pain Patients

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Objectives

  1. Investigate the power of the mind-body connection and understand its relevance to how our bodies experience sensations of pain.
  2. Understand the mechanisms by which mindfulness meditation can alter the ways our bodies perceive pain - facilitating both increased pain tolerance and improved quality of life.       
  3. Gain proficiency with the use of mindfulness meditation techniques to improve outcomes with patients and clients suffering from chronic pain.

Outline

Power of the Mind-Body Connection

  • Distinguishing between “pain” and “suffering”
  • Ways in which humans historically tent to respond to physical pan
  • Body scan meditation (experiential)
  • Mechanisms of pain

Alter the Way the Body Perceives Pain

  • Pain and mindfulness meditation
  • MBSR: mindfulness based stress reduction
    • Principles and insights
  • How meditation changes the ways our bodies experience pain
  • Increased pain tolerance and improved quality of life

Improve Outcomes: Patients with Chronic Pain

  • Guided meditation
  • Cultivate the capacity to be with the pain
  • “Lean in” to touch the pain
  • Incorporate the open hearted quality of kindness into the practice
  • Taking it back to the clinic: key points

Copyright : 07/30/2020

Pain Management & Neuroplasticity Using Yoga, Meditation, & Mindfulness

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Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how chronic pain can have long term effects on the brain and body.
  2. Demonstrate how chronic pain can affect the nervous system and how we can use yoga, meditation, mindfulness and breathwork to transform the nervous system around chronic pain.
  3. Perform breathing techniques to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and integrate active and restorative yoga poses seated, standing and lying down.
  4. Create individualized client treatment plans that incorporate yoga, meditation and mindfulness to help clients be balanced in their body and brain throughout the day.
  5. Support the role of self-compassion and self-care in the treatment of chronic pain and specific forms to propose to clients.
  6. Implement proper coding tips to improve reimbursement when using Integrative Medicine.  

Outline

Chronic Pain and the Body

  • Long term effects on the brain and body
  • How does it affect our brain?
  • Neuroplasticity and chronic pain
  • Link to depression and anxiety

Transform the Nervous System Around Chronic Pain

  • Symptoms of chronic pain nervous system dysfunction
  • Yoga, mindfulness and meditation
  • Peer reviewed studies on benefits of yoga and meditation
  • Diaphragmatic breathing

Breathing Techniques that Calm

  • Activate parasympathetic nervous system
    • Diaphragmatic breathing
    • “Take Five” and alternate nostril breathing
    • Yoga poses for all mobility types: seated, standing and lying down.

Individualized Treatment Plans

  • Balancing the brain and body throughout the day
    • Case study: chronic pain clients
    • Include one active, one restorative and one form of breathwork

Role of Self-Compassion and Self-Care in Treatment of Chronic Pain

  • Evidence-based research to support
  • Case studies on self-compassion and self-care with chronic pain
  • Forms of self-compassion and self-care: exercise
  • Building immune system vs break it down

Integrative Medicine: Improve Reimbursement

  • Implement proper coding tips 
  • How are yoga therapists being trained?
  • Future studies
  • Reimbursement 

Copyright : 07/29/2020

3D Movement Analysis & Pilates-Based Exercises for Chronic Back Pain & Degenerative Scoliosis

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Objectives

  1. Distinguish asymmetries in LPHC (lumbo-pelvic-hip-complex) and keystone areas that may be contributing to spinal pain and dysfunction.
  2. Determine the importance of positioning and hands-on techniques, such as wedging, cupping and IASTM, to restore myofascial alignment.
  3. Apply at least 3 Pilates method-based and/or spinal curvature corrective exercises to reactivate the anti-gravity spring and realign neutral posture.

Outline

Keystone areas that Contribute to Spinal Pain and Dysfunction

  • Intro-neutral vs asymmetrical posture
  • Lumbo-pelvic-hip-complex (LPHC)
  • Lower kinetic chain dysfunctions
  • Gait and movement analysis
Positioning and Hands-On Treatment
  • Typical misalignments 
  • Rebalancing myofascial connections
  • Positioning, wedging, cupping, and IASTM
Corrective Exercises to Realign Neutral Posture
  • Pilates method and spinal curvature corrective exercise 
  • Techniques to rebalance tissues
  • Activate/tonify dormant tissues
  • Deactivate/neutralize overactive tissues
  • Restore 3D movement patterns
  • Compression-resistant spinal stab (the anti-gravity spring)

Copyright : 07/29/2020