Yoga and Meditation for Pelvic Health
This interactive 2-day, 16-hour course is designed with the pelvic health therapist in mind but is open to any physical therapist who is interested in learning more about yoga as an intervention for many different health conditions. History of yoga and meditation as traditions that have deep roots in Eastern medicine will be provided. The participant will learn about research on yoga and meditation for pregnant patients and those with persistent pain, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and functional bowel disorders.
- Day 1: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST/US)
- Day 2: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST/US)
- Breaks are included: 15 min Morning break, 1 hour lunch break and 15 minute afternoon break
Contact hours: 16
- Participants will be educated on the history of yoga, types of yoga and yoga terminology. Special emphasis will be placed on similarities between Eastern and Western medicine. Participants will be invited to evaluate their own Dosha to learn how best to manage their own health.
- Participants will have a greater understanding of the stress response and the influence of yoga and meditation on modulating this response. An introduction to polyvagal theory as proposed by Dr. Stephen Porges will be provided.
- Participants will practice yoga asana and meditation in a group setting and will have a chance to experience the health benefits of both. No prior experience in either is required.
- Participants will learn about current research supporting yoga and meditation for a variety of health conditions relating to urinary, bowel, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems. Specific topics include pregnancy, incontinence, prolapse, functional bowel disorders, pelvic pain and geriatrics/aging populations.
- Participants will have a better understanding of evolving therapies, integrative health systems, and caring for themselves as caregivers.
- Patients will have a greater understanding of how to design a yoga program for their patients addressing current muscle training theories, muscle synergies and the mind-body connection.
What is included:
- 16 contact hours of live instruction in webinar format
- Electronic course materials (12-month access)
- 40-question multiple-choice exam and survey (30 days to complete after the course)
- Certificate of Completion (issued upon 80% or higher score on exam)
- Eligibility: You must be a Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or 2nd/3rd Year Physical Therapy Student. No exceptions will be permitted.
- Prerequisites: None.
- Equipment: Computer, access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, microphone, and webcam.
Susan Giglio, PT, RYT
Susan has been practicing pelvic health therapy since 1990. She has been an active member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (formerly Section on Women’s Health) since that time serving as the state representative from Louisiana, CSM booth coordinator, and nominating committee member and chair… continue
Laurie VanCott, MSPT
Laurie chose to pursue a career in physical therapy after working as a yoga teacher in New Zealand and the USA in the early 90’s and seeing the healing benefits of yoga. She had personally seen the benefits as a teenager with scoliosis and back pain when she was told by the medical doctors there was nothing they could do and started taking yoga classes… continue
“It was absolutely wonderful. Definitely got a larger perspective on Yoga and how to incorporate it to not only pelvic floor but different populations” (YMPH Attendee; November 15, 2020)
“I really enjoyed this webinar. The instructors were more than pleasant and did a fantastic job teaching the material.” (YMPH Attendee; November 15, 2020)
“Combined a lot of my interests in PT! Women’s health, yoga, meditation, pain science… definitely enjoyed it!” (YMPH Attendee; November 15, 2020)