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Integration of Yoga into Clinical Practice

Program Date & Time:
April 13, 2024 | 8:00am-4:30pm
  • In-person
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
4/11/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
4/11/24 11:59 PM
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This course will delve into the history of yoga to gain an understanding of how this ancient mind/body/breath/spirit practice is a valuable tool in today’s clinical practice. The course will explore evidenced based research on yoga outcomes and effects. We will break down anatomy of yoga postures to identify which postures are appropriate for treatment based on assessment and differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal dysfunction, neurological disorders, and chronic pain. We will discuss the power of the breath and effects on our nervous system. We will practice in lab yoga-based postures analyzing the components of alignment, strength, ROM, flexibility, and endurance. We will explore the importance of integrating the entire kinetic chain and breath as we strive to treat the root source of dysfunction. We will discuss and implement appropriate modifications using various props and cues. We will discuss appropriate rationale, goal setting and billing for yoga based therapeutic exercise.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify therapeutic benefits of yoga including yoga principles, postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), anatomy and physiology as they relate to clinical practice.
  • Identify specific yoga postures that are appropriate to use as therapeutic exercise based on clinical assessment and objective goals.
  • Recognize and be aware of breathing patterns and the significant role of breath on the nervous system.
  • Provide appropriate modification and utilize props to meet patient needs.
  • Identify postures that specifically address mobility, strength, stabilization, pain, and/or endurance.
  • Provide appropriate documentation for yoga based therapeutic exercise intervention for reimbursement.
  • Identify the components of a basic yoga class.
  • Identify yoga postures as they relate to body mechanics during ADL’s, IADLS.
Pee Dee AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Pee Dee AHEC does not imply endorsement by Pee Dee AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.
Credits Available
  • Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant
    SC Board of Physical Therapy
    Credit Statement
    This program has been approved for 7 contact hours of continuing education by South Carolina AHEC under its accreditation by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy.
  • Occupational Therapist
    SC Board of Occupational Therapists
    Credit Statement
    South Carolina AHEC has presumptive approval as a provider of continuing education for Occupational Therapists by the SC Board of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy. Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, approves this program for the following contact hours: 7
  • Athletic Trainers
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
    Credit Statement
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides .7 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options
  • Location:
    Florence , SC Details

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
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