Participants who register for this course have the option to attend the course live and/or watch the recorded sessions later. The recording will be available to all registrants for a 2-week period after the course/each session. This allows participants who may not be able to attend the live sessions to still benefit from the course content.
To facilitate attendance tracking, please indicate on your registration form if you won't be attending live.
As pelvic health professionals, we have been taught and are aware of the benefits and evidence supporting the use of a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach in pelvic pain care, yet, we often struggle with the clinical application and delivery of such techniques while staying within our professional scope of practice.
Internal pelvic floor assessments and/or treatments are not always appropriate or indicated for every individual who suffers with pelvic pain; therefore, clinicians are frequently looking for more effective non-internal techniques to choose from.
The therapeutic application of yoga by healthcare professionals can assist in providing this evidence-informed whole-person, non-internal approach.
A growing number of medical professionals are recommending yoga to their patients with pelvic pain particularly since we have compelling research that suggests yoga can be a feasible, safe and effective approach for improving function, pain and quality of life for people with chronic pain.
However, there is often a barrier in finding a safe or appropriate option that suits the needs of the individual with pelvic pain. This is where you, the clinician, can be of service!
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this unique online course Integrating Yoga into Pelvic Pain Care for rehab professionals who work with people living with chronic pelvic pain (non-internal; suitable for all clinicians).
In this course, you will learn a variety of yoga practices and principles that can be easily integrated into your clinical practice, while staying within your professional scope of practice, and that are in line with our current scientific theories and understandings surrounding chronic pelvic pain.
This course will help you help your patients with pelvic pain to move with more ease, reduce and manage their pain, and progress towards a thriving quality of life.
Using yoga therapeutically offers a 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 pre-recorded lectures, live online lectures, 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
- awareness practices
- breathing techniques
- mindfulness practices
- language and cueing to promote safety, self-compassion and confidence
- layering practices
- exploring ways to provide novel input
…to help promote pelvic floor relaxation, optimal excursion, and systems-wide regulation, therefore modulating the pain experience.
- Gain an introductory understanding of how the components of Yoga can be adapted as part of evidence-informed pelvic pain care within therapists’ professional scope of practice.
- Gain 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.
An abundance of resources are included.
*No previous yoga experience is needed!
Audience: Pelvic health 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: October 8 & 15, 2024, from 6:00pm-9:00pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone.
Live attendance is not mandatory for this online course. Enjoy a 2-week window to access and review the course recording, which is sent out on the next business day. We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer you the freedom to access the course recording(s) during the time-limited viewing period.
Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT
Shelly is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, author and pioneer of PhysioYoga with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into physiotherapy within a variety of specialty areas including helping people with chronic/persistent pain, pelvic health issues and professional burnout. She guest lectures at numerous yoga therapy and physical therapy schools, presents at yoga and medical conferences globally, contributes to academic research and writing, provides mentorship to professionals, and offers onsite and online courses and resources for yoga and healthcare professionals. She considers herself a lifelong student and emphasizes the immense value gained from clinical experience and learning from the patients she serves, the professionals she teaches, and the colleagues with which she collaborates. Shelly has written book chapters in yoga therapy and integrative rehabilitation textbooks and is the co-editor/author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Canada and believes compassion is the foundation of pain care, healthcare and overall well-being. Please visit www.physioyoga.ca to learn more.