Improving Patient Outcome with Simple Yoga Techniques

Published by Ohio Physical Therapy Association and APTA of Maryland


Summary

In this course, practitioners will learn the three B's of yoga which can easily apply to any physical therapy session. The three B's are BE, BREATHE and BEND. Helping your patient BE present with their sensations teaches body and emotional awareness that can aid in the healing protocol. When your patient learns to BREATHE with simple yoga breathing techniques, pain and frustration can be diminished, all while increasing lung capacity, oxygenation to the blood and a stronger parasympathetic nervous system. Finally when a patient breathes with the body as it BENDS into backbends, forward bends, and twists, the nervous system is calmed, making movement easier and less stressful. Often clinicians that share yoga with their patients report that they themselves feel more relaxed as well.

Presenters
Marsha Therese Danzig, M.Ed Harvard
Marsha Therese Danzig, Yoga Teacher, RYT 500, M.Ed Harvard, is a below knee amputee and Founder of Yoga for Amputees. She has almost 20 years experience as a yoga educator with 30+ years as a practitioner. She is the author of Yoga for Amputees with Monkfish Publishing, to be released in Spring 2017. Marsha offers an OPTA approved online course worth 20 CEUs called Yoga for Amputees: Clinical Applications with an Evidence-Based Approach.

Originally Published

September 13, 2016


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Improving Patient Outcome with Simple Yoga Techniques - Video
  • Improving Patient Outcome with Simple Yoga Techniques - Paper
  • BMS Chart

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.


Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.



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