Yoga for Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
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The North Carolina Physical Therapy Association 2016 Fall Conference is October 13-15 in Greensboro, NC.
Advanced Registration Pricing for PTs and PTAs is good through 13 September. Early Bird Pricing is extended for students through 13 September.
Physical therapists from our own Professional Yoga Therapy Institute community- Lynne Ray, Christine Roper, and Elizabeth Regan, of Roper Physical Therapy and PYTA Professional Yoga Therapy Approach- based in Charlotte, NC, will be speaking in a session highlighting the Medical Therapeutic Yoga approach!
A novel approach to rehabilitation for the patient with lower extremity dysfunction uses a yoga based hybrid model. Under this approach, the patient is evaluated in a holistic model under the Medical Therapeutic Yoga Approach. This approach, created by a PT/ATC/yoga instructor Ginger Garner uses a wellness paradigm which includes acknowledging and addressing physical, psycho-emotional-social, spiritual, and energetic health of the patient. This approach is consistent with the World Health Organization’s ICF model to consider the external and internal factors that impact, both positively and negatively, the patient’s recovery. It differs in that it both identifies and addresses secondary functions such as intellectual needs, communication styles, belief systems, self-reflection and emotional well-being. The yoga approach allows for a combination of both individualized and group therapy through personalized and group yoga sessions. Additionally, yoga incorporates positive coping strategies for recovery through breathing, meditation, self-awareness and mind-body connection. The content of this education session will present a global overview of the Medical Therapeutic Yoga approach, and a tailored road map applied to lower extremity dysfunction. It will include yoga postures, breathing, meditation, home exercise and group yoga components. A case example with outcomes will be presented.
1. Explain components of the medical therapeutic yoga approach to rehabilitation within the framework of the pentagon of wellness.
2. Contrast the current standard of care of lower extremity injury recovery with the pentagon of wellness paradigm and individual and group yoga exercise.
3. Appraise the benefits and challenges of the medical therapeutic model through the evaluation of case studies.
4. Experience a group medical therapeutic yoga class to include physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation/relaxation.
5. Formulate through self-reflection, questions and individual planning how medical therapeutic yoga techniques or paradigms may fit into the participants existing clinical practice.