A growing number of health professionals are recommending yoga to their patients with pelvic pain particularly since we have compelling research to support yoga as a potentially safe and effective approach for improving function, pain and quality of life for people with chronic pain.
Additionally, a growing number of people in pain are looking to yoga for solutions, but often do not find a safe or appropriate fit to adapt to their needs. As a pelvic health professional, you are in a strategic position to learn more about how to effectively integrate yoga principles and practices into your rehab practice to enhance the whole person centered biopsychosocial-spiritual approach that is in line with current best practices in pelvic pain care.
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this online course for rehab professionals who work with people living with chronic or persistent pelvic pain.
We will explore a variety of yoga practices and principles and learn how they align with the current scientific theories and understandings surrounding pain and how they can be adapted to provide safe and effective ways for people with pelvic pain move with more ease, reduce and manage their pain, and progress towards a thriving quality of life. We will use an evidence-informed whole person approach to pain management that supports self-efficacy and empowerment within the person in pain and promotes longevity of compassionate caregiving within the professional.
This 2-part online course includes a combination of lecture, discussion and experiential components.
Enjoy the opportunity for some well deserved self-care as you experience practices that can be immediately used with your patients in the clinic setting such as: movement exploration and positioning, awareness practices, breathing techniques and mindfulness meditative practices to help promote pelvic floor relaxation and systems-wide regulation, therefore modulating the pain experience.
- Describe the 8 limbs of Raja yoga with an introductory understanding of how they can be adapted as part of evidence-informed pelvic pain care within therapists’ professional scope of practice.
- Compare and contrast the biopsychosocial-spiritual and yoga’s pancha maya kosha models of health, understand their use and limitations, and describe how they relate to evidence-informed pain care.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the biopsychosocial-spiritual changes that can result within a person when pain persists.
- Apply clinical reasoning to integration of yoga practices and principles within the context of pelvic pain care.
- Demonstrate/participate in yoga practices of awareness, breathing, mindfulness meditative techniques and mindful movement guided by yoga principles and pain science within the context of pelvic pain care.
- Apply at least three accessible and suitable yoga practices that can be immediately used in the clinical setting to help modulate pelvic pain and give the person in pain a sense of self-efficacy and empowerment in their pain care.
- Describe compassion, self-compassion, and the barriers to giving and receiving compassionate care, appreciating the science behind the value these have in pain care for both the person in pain and the therapist.
- Learn practical tips and experience practices that prime for compassion and cultivate self-compassion that can be shared with patients and also immediately integrated into your own daily home and workplace routine.
Audience: Pelvic health rehabilitation and wellness professionals including PT/OT and other rehab professionals, movement/fitness professionals, yoga professionals, or any health practitioner who works with people with pelvic pain and who have an interest in integrating yoga principles and practices into pelvic pain care for a more mind-body-spirit or whole person empowered approach.
Date/Time: Live-online course September 20 & 27, 2021 from 5-9pm ET (Toronto) – please convert to your local time zone.