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Face to Face: Clinical Yoga for Physios & Health Professionals with Sarah Marsh

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This new two-day course introduces physiotherapists and healthcare professionals to using a yoga-based approach for treatment and rehabilitation with their patients. There is increasing evidence supporting the benefit of using yoga to help many health conditions from musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain, healthy ageing and mental health conditions.

 

Course overview

 

As our knowledge of the link between mind and body increases more people are turning to yoga and other complimentary therapies. As physiotherapists we are ideally placed to assist this; through assessment and diagnosis we can manage patients rehabilitation, progressing their movement and activity levels safely and effectively. We are an important link and have an increasing role in the growing movement of yoga in healthcare.

 

This course will cover:

 

An introduction to the many different styles of yoga so you can safely recommend classes for your patients.

 

A brief history of yoga.

 

Using a yoga approach to support physiotherapy treatment;

  • Physical practice and movement – Asana
  • Breath work – Pranayama – autonomic nervous system
  • Meditation and Mindfulness – relaxation and rest

 

A sequence of yoga postures standing and seated;

  • Practicing these postures over the weekend to understand how they feel personally
  • Developing the skills to safely modify these postures for patients - considering alignment, available range of movement and breath
  • To bring these postures into an existing rehabilitation or yoga-based programme for patients

 

Working with the breath;

  • Assessing a patient’s breathing style
  • Full diaphragmatic breathing
  • Facilitating and teaching breath work to help manage patients stress response and aid relaxation
  • Techniques to help aid relaxation of body and mind

 

A review of the latest research and evidence for yoga and mental health and yoga and pain care;

  • Movement, fascia and yoga
  • Breathwork and autonomic regulation in pain

 

 

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 

You will develop a clinically based approach to include yoga as part of a treatment plan for patients on a 1-2-1 basis and in small group classes.

The ability to demonstrate and teach a sequence of physical movement and postures.

The ability to deliver a short breath or meditation practice to patients.

An understanding of where yoga may help with mental health and pain management.

A greater awareness of your own body, mind and breath link.

 

Yoga is experiential, so you also learn how yoga can help us as therapists to look after ourselves better.

There is a large practical element of the course so that you can put what you learn into practice straight away, please wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in.  

This Course is taught by Sarah Marsh BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, a highly experienced Yoga practitioner and Physiotherapist.

 (Sarah  is an MSK physiotherapist and a qualified yoga teacher. She started her yoga practice in 1999 and became a teacher in 2008 studying for 2 years  with the Yogacampus in the UK and  also in India and Australia. She is a Yoga Alliance 500 hours senior teacher. She has extensive experience in both teaching Yoga and training/mentoring yoga teachers. Her passion and interest is how physio and yoga can be integrated in a therapeutic  perspective to help the management of a range of clinical conditions and to offer the best care to her patients. Sarah has taught widely in UK, Ireland, Turkey,  Australia & New Zealand on this subject)

DATE/TIME
Saturday, March 18th 2023 - Sunday, March 19th 2023
9:00AM - 5:00PM
LOCATION
Barefoot Clinic
7, High Street
Harborne
Birmingham
UK B17 9NT
0121 426 2633 View a Map
£387.00 Book Now using EventBrite
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