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Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation:
Learning New Tools & Expanding Your Practice

Yoga Applications across the Lifespan

Yoga has become increasingly popular in the western mainstream world these days, but its therapeutic applications are relatively unknown to most rehabilitation clinicians. This recording is specifically designed for therapists! You will expand your therapeutic repertoire and improve client functions through incorporating yoga in nearly any setting. This material is highly useful for both adult and pediatric clients, and it can be used to assist with pain management too. In fact, yoga therapy can be used with the clients therapists struggle most to help!

Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation will tap into your knowledge of anatomy and physiology (not to mention a little psychology) in order to enhance treatment plans for clients with issues ranging from multiple sclerosis and cancer to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and many orthopedic and neurological disorders. You will discover innovative ways to use props and equipment to assist your clients' therapeutic outcomes. You will view group breakout sessions in which you will discover ways to maximize function using yoga postures for clients in a wide array of settings. By incorporating yoga into your therapeutic practice, you will begin to see health care in a whole new, expanded way. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to bring yoga as a treatment modality to your clients.

This recording is designed for people of all skill levels. You do not need to be experienced with yoga to be able to watch this recording or integrate its benefits with clients!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discover how yoga can enhance the muscular, nervous, and cognitive systems for both pediatric and adult clients.
  2. Practice restorative and active poses, outlining what props to use for various poses and why.
  3. Describe how yogic breathing can influence pulmonary and immune systems.
  4. Convey how yoga therapy is able to alleviate pain.
  5. Cite ways that yoga can provide therapeutic benefits to improve muscular and joint stability.
  6. Explain the difference between active and restorative poses and list the therapeutic benefits of each.
  7. Correctly determine how to position a client with a disability using restorative poses.
  8. Identify how positioning and pranayama can improve your clients' overall wellness.
  9. Demonstrate how to use basic yoga poses, sequences, and deep relaxation using props for modification depending on client's diagnosis.
  10. Create customized client treatment plans that incorporate yoga.

Outline

Why Yoga as a Therapeutic Modality?

Anatomy of Therapeutic Yoga: Cardiopulmonary System

Anatomy of Therapeutic Yoga: Musculoskeletal System

Asana Application and Treatment

Poses: Props and Our Patients

Pose Lab and Case Study Presentations

Yoga and Expanding Client Treatment

Copyright : 03/19/2018
 

Tai Chi for Health: 
Solutions for Falls, Fitness, Strength & Stress

Some of your clients need more than traditional therapy.

Something that is more than “therapy as usual” that will have them eager to engage in the therapeutic process. Yet you still need to use evidence-based practices to be reimbursed for your care.

Research shows Tai Chi combines gentle and adaptable exercises you can easily use with your clients for a variety of benefits, such as:

Revolutionize your treatment sessions by incorporating elements of Tai Chi into your treatment plans for a variety of needs.

No experience with Tai Chi is required, as your instructor – a Master Trainer with the globallyrecognized Tai Chi for Health Institute – will teach you the movements step-by-step. This experiential live webcast will have you moving as you learn. Your instructor will connect the dots between the practices of Tai Chi, meditation, and positive psychology and demonstrate the techniques most appropriate for the rehabilitation your client needs.

Discover how you can use Tai Chi to add fun and energy to your sessions, engage your clients, and focus them on the path to healing and change.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Examine the evidence behind Tai Chi and how it benefits your clients.
  2. Utilize safety precautions for Tai Chi when teaching others.
  3. Apply the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method during treatment.
  4. Incorporate mindfulness in Tai Chi practice to enhance health and well-being benefits.
  5. Practice the dan tien breathing method to promote relaxation.
  6. Independently apply the basic Sun, Chen and Yang style movements of Tai Chi by the end of the course to strengthen clients’ flexibility, core and balance.
  7. Demonstrate the various Tai Chi movements into a seated position to be used for non-ambulatory patients.
  8. Develop practices of incorporating Tai Chi into real-life situations for fall prevention.

Outline

THE LATEST RESEARCH ON TAI CHI AND ITS BENEFITS

DIFFERENT TAI CHI MOVEMENTS FOR VARIOUS THERAPEUTIC REASONS

Chen style: the original style

Yang style: the most popular style

Sun style: the newest style

HOW TO INCORPORATE TAI CHI INTO YOUR PRACTICE

Affect behaviors positively

Affect rehab outcomes positively

Group exercise

GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM (YANG STYLE)

GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM LAB (SUN STYLE)

THE STEPWISE PROGRESSIVE TEACHING METHOD

SEATED TAI CHI FOR NONAMBULATORY PATIENTS

Copyright : 03/01/2019
Effective Mindfulness Interventions for Rehab:
Improving Outcomes with Relaxation, Breath, & Movement Awareness

Maximize Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Mind-Body Connection

Our job as therapists is not only to treat, but to provide tools to support treatment between visits, and to teach preventative maintenance for the future. This recording will equip you with techniques and concepts that significantly improve patient (and therapist) mind-body awareness and its application to movement, therapeutic exercise, passive manual techniques, stress reduction, and pain management. Participate in a variety of mindfulness-based strategies and learn how to integrate them into your already existing treatment plans for neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, and proprioception techniques, adapting all of these to each individual client. By tapping into your own mind-body awareness, you can help patients break the cycle of stress-related patterns that do not always respond well to standard treatment or exercise, or are interfering with their rehabilitative progress. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Define the mind-body connection and explain how to integrate it into the rehabilitative setting
  2. Demonstrate relaxation techniques for stress reduction and pain management
  3. Develop strategies to cultivate your own mind-body awareness
  4. Integrate mindfulness into your existing treatment and exercise protocols
  5. Articulate mind/body awareness strategies to improve compliance and outcomes
  6. Design awareness-based techniques for adaptive use with a variety of standard therapeutic exercises
  7. Discover how mind/body proprioceptive awareness can enhance your manual skills

Outline

THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

RELAXATION THROUGH BREATH AWARENESS

THE RELAXATION RESPONSE TO REDUCE MUSCLE TENSION AND PAIN 

MOVEMENT AWARENESS TO IMPROVE THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

MINDFUL MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE HEP AND SELF-TREATMENT 

IMPROVING COMPLIANCE & OUTCOMES

Copyright : 04/19/2018