Join Shelly Prosko, Neil Pearson and Diana Perez at the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress where they will present a 75 minute session:
Yoga Therapy: An integrative biopsychosocial approach to enhance physiotherapy practice.
Yoga Therapy (YT) is an emerging integrative health practice that provides a framework for treating patients from a biopsychosocial (BPS) perspective. An ever growing body of research supports its effectiveness and clinical applicability for a variety of patients and conditions. Physical therapists can potentially improve patient outcomes of pain, function and quality of life through gaining an enhanced understanding of yoga and therapeutic yoga techniques. This knowledge will also support appropriate and safe referrals from PT to community-based yoga programs.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to
- explain evidence basis for yoga therapy, and describe key examples of how yoga therapy is integrated into clinical PT practice.
- evaluate the effective integration of yoga practices and theory within the biomechanical and biopsychosocial paradigms of PT practices.
- describe how a therapeutic yoga framework of assessment and treatment can be integrated into physiotherapy practice.
This 75 minute presentation will explain yoga therapy (YT) and outline its scientifically supported therapeutic effects. Examples will be presented on how YT is used in clinical PT practice as a BPS assessment and treatment approach. Specific focus will be given to YT techniques appropriate for MSK, persistent pain conditions and pelvic floor health.
This session includes both experiential learning of yoga techniques and interactive lecture. Clinical scenarios will be discussed, demonstrating the positive effects of integrating yoga techniques with PT clinical practice. All physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants (PTAs) and physical rehabilitation therapists (PRTs) will benefit knowing of this growing therapeutic field and how to integrate some of its principles and practices into their work. Those who discharge patients to community movement programs require understanding of the therapeutic aspects and potential hazards of yoga practices.
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