Creating Pelvic Floor Health Through Yoga Therapy: Creston, BC
Join Shelly Prosko, PT, PYT, CPI, for a 3 day Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapy course for health professionals, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and movement specialists.
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1) Brief review of anatomy of the pelvis, including pelvic floor muscles (PFM’s) and landmarks of the bony pelvis.
2) Learn the numerous roles the pelvic diaphragm plays in overall health and wellness.
3) Discuss the first 2 chakras and discuss the role they may play in pelvic health.
4) Define and discuss the 4 categories of pelvic floor health dysfunctions.
5) Discuss factors that contribute to overall pelvic floor health, using the pancha maya kosha model or biopsychosocial-spiritual approach.
6) Discuss physical (structural, respiratory, hormonal, nutritional), psychological & behavioural factors that can influence incontinence, constipation, overactive bladder (OAB), pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.
7) Discuss the role of the nervous system as it relates to incontinence, urinary frequency/urgency, OAB & pelvic pain.
8) Discuss the debate on “Kegel” exercises and why they potentially may exacerbate some incontinence & pelvic pain issues.
9) Discuss & explore Mula Bandha, including the differences & similarities to PFM awareness vs. engagement and the controversy surrounding ‘how much mula bandha is required’ for an optimally functioning pelvic floor.
10) Learn & experience how the voice, respiratory diaphragm and pelvic floor all work together as a coordinated team to contribute to overall health & wellness.
11) Participate in an empowering and inspiring yoga practise that includes components as described below:
A) Breathing methods (pranayama) and meditation techniques as they relate to pelvic floor health, particularly focusing on the importance of awareness and relaxation of PFM’s.
B) Awareness practices facilitating PFM excursion and control incorporating physical therapy exercises, pilates, and yoga (postures/movement, breathing & meditation) in coordination with breathing and mindfulness.
C) Components of functional lumbo-pelvic stabilization (core strategy) with use of physical therapy exercises, Pilates, yoga postures (asanas), and breathing methods (pranayama) including the pelvic diaphragmatic and Medical Therapeutic Yogic TATD breath.
D) Hip stability and extensibility activities that can optimize pelvic floor function with use of traditional physical therapy exercises, Pilates, yoga asana and breathing.
E) Movement in coordination with the 3 diaphragm approach to pelvic health: PFM awareness/visualization/engagement, breath and vocal sounds.
**This course is not intended to assess or treat or act as medical advice. Please seek guidance and treatment from your licensed health professional in your area for any unmanaged conditions.**
Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist & Pilates Instructor, is a highly respected pioneer in the area of Physio Yoga Therapy, a combination of Physical Therapy & Medical Therapeutic Yoga. She received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998, her Medical Therapeutic Yoga training through Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in North Carolina & her Pilates Certification through Professional Health & Fitness Institute in Maryland.
Since 1998, Shelly has been integrating yoga principles and methods into her physical therapy treatments. She has worked with people who have suffered from a wide variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory, pelvic health, and persistent pain conditions while working in physical therapy clinics and long term care facilities across Canada and the United States.
Her mission is to educate, inspire & empower people to create health by authentically sharing her knowledge, expertise & experience as she travels across Canada & the U.S. offering specialty PhysioYoga Therapy workshops, presenting at international yoga therapy conferences, lecturing at medical college programs, instructing at numerous yoga therapy schools (including teaching medical therapeutic yoga to health care professionals at the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute), collaborating on Life is Now Pain Care Yoga projects, instructing at Blissology Yoga Teacher Trainings, offering individual assessments & treatments, and actively promoting the integration of yoga therapy into our current healthcare system.
Her workshops have been well received across North America by yoga teachers, health care professionals, professional yoga therapists, yoga therapists & yoga students of all levels. Shelly has a unique ability of sharing her passion of blending the science of yoga with the art of physical therapy in an engaging & valuable way. Participants express feeling inspired with a sense of joy, gratitude, love & truth. In addition to her many skills as a health care practitioner, Shelly is also an accomplished figure skater and has traveled the world with many professional ice shows. She is also passionate about music, dance, acting, trapeze and spending quality time connecting with her family and friends.