About Threes Physiyoga Method for Physical Therapists
This introductory weekend consists of foundational knowledge regarding the teaching of yoga as a mind-body-spirit wellness modality and how this modality can be integrated into traditional physical therapy for the benefit of the patient and the clinician.
Yoga is a multi-limbed practice that unites movement with breath. Having an understanding of the influence and benefits of this practice on the body is a powerful, efficient tool for physiotherapists.
Physiotherapists will be introduced to the Threes Physiyoga Method of assessing suboptimal and dysfunctional movement. They will understand the mechanics of breath, the neurological considerations of re-training the musculoskeletal system, and how the deep integration of fascia and connective tissue impacts the body.
We will illustrate how to integrate a yoga movement based assessment tool and yoga movement/posture prescription including specific cueing, modifications, and pose transitions into a traditional physical therapy treatment regimen. This knowledge will provide physiotherapists the foundation to integrate mindfulness, breath work and yoga postures as a therapeutic modality.
The course will give you 13.5 hours of practical learning including case studies, a comprehensive movement assessment tool, therapeutic techniques and yoga sequencing.
Foundational topics to be discussed include:
exploring how multiple systems may impact dysfunction and how to address them
understanding the influences of the breath and thorax on the body
how mindful awareness facilitates neuromuscular re-education for optimal, safe, and efficient movement.
Topics that will be addressed include:
Pranayama and breathing practice
Yoga Overview: History and types
The 8 limbs of yoga: an introduction to the history & foundation of the practice of yoga
The 5 Koshas approach
What is meditation, mindfulness & interoception: moving mind & body
Mechanics, dysfunctions, asana, compensations of:
thorax, diaphragm & core
pelvis & shoulder
foot & hand
Movement assessment through transitions
The Threes Physiyoga Method
Assessment: breaking down and building up
Modifications and themes applied to physical therapy practice
Understanding and adapting yoga for physical therapy
Exploring how multiple systems may impact dysfunction and how to address them
Module I: Foundations
Topics include: Yoga Overview, Bridging the gap with the yoga industry and reimbursement, Biopsychosocial (BPS) model: Multi-Systems Assessment/Intake and communication.
Module II: TPM Assessment Tool
Topics include: Overview of design/research, Clinical Application Static and Dynamic.
Module III: The Mind Body Connection
Topics include: Pain Science/Nervous System current concepts, Interoception/motor learning/neuroplasticity, Meditation, mindfulness tools, programs, research, Breath: mechanics, assessment, techniques, applications.
Module IV: The Threes Physiyoga Method
Topics include: Influences of breath on structure & function of core/thorax, Assessment and restoration techniques on core/thorax, Shoulder girdle dysfunction, assessment, Shoulder girdle restoration, Pelvic girdle dysfunction, assessment, restoration, Upper and lower Limb dysfunction, assessment,restoration.
Module V: Adapting Yoga for Physical Therapy
Topics include: Functional progressions using asana, Yoga and sport/job/activity specific movements, Returning the Yogi to practice.
Upon completion of full attendance, this course has been approved for 14 hours of continuing education from the New Jersey State Physical Therapy Licensing Board.
Diana Zotos Florio MPT, CYT Co-Director Threes physiyoga
Emily Tomlinson PT, CYT Co-Director Threes physiyoga
Cara Ann Senicola PT, DPT, OCS, CYT Threes physiyoga Senior Teacher
Deborah Livingston PT, DPT, CYT Threes physiyoga Senior Teacher