Join Shelly Prosko, Neil Pearson and Diana Perez for this 1 day pre-congress course at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress in Montreal, Canada.
Yoga Therapy: An integrative biopsychosocial approach to physiotherapy practice for persistent pain management, MSK and pelvic floor rehabilitation and wellness care.
Session Format: Please note that the morning lecture will include the 3 presenters: Neil, Shelly and Diana.
Then, the registrant chooses from 3 afternoon breakout sessions:
Shelly Prosko leading Pelvic Floor Health and Rehab:
Shelly’s Afternoon Session Description:
Accessible Yoga Practices as an Adjunct to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Wellness Care.
Participants will experience a variety of accessible yoga practices that can be immediately integrated into physiotherapy sessions as an adjunct to enhance pelvic floor rehab and wellness care for those patients suffering from a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions or other musculoskeletal conditions where the pelvic floor is commonly involved. These non-internal techniques are appropriate for any physiotherapist to use with patients and will include: pelvic floor awareness and visualization practices, mindfulness practices, and breathing practices in a variety of yoga postures to help promote pelvic floor relaxation and pelvic diaphragm excursion. Yoga postures and mindful movement coordinated with varying breath cycles to help facilitate pelvic floor musculature engagement and excursion will also be included. Examples of different verbal instructions and cueing will be demonstrated.
Shelly’s Afternoon Session learning objectives
Diana Perez leading the MSK:
Diana’s Afternoon Session Description
Yoga principles and techniques to enhance MSK rehabilitation.
Participants will receive instruction in how to use YT in the rehabilitation of MSK conditions. Specific examples on the use of pranayama (breath), postural alignment, asana (postures) and relaxation and mindfulness techniques will be reviewed. Precautions and contraindications will also be discussed.
Diana’s Afternoon Session learning objectives
Neil Pearson leading Pain
Neil’s Afternoon Session Description
Yoga principles and techniques to enhance PT pain management.
Participants will receive instruction in awareness and regulation techniques, while learning the scientific foundation for their effectiveness. Each technique will be practiced in a comfortable position and during a challenging movement, to demonstrate the importance of practice and skill mastery when using these techniques clinically. Principles of yoga will provide an additional perspective on pain and on people in pain, while providing guidance on using these to enhance the outcomes of any therapeutic movement process.
Neil’s Afternoon Session learning objectives
Integrate yoga techniques and principles into current clinical practice.
Please note that each of the three afternoon breakout Sessions will be limited to a maximum of 30 Registrants each (for a total of 90 Registrants).
Details and registration: