This course will provide an evidence-based approach to applying yoga asana (postures) to the prevention of falls in older adults. Examples of application of asana in the treatment of older adults will be provided. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and Athletic Trainer
Course created on July 17, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to define the practice of yoga.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three specific pathologies that would benefit from a yoga-based intervention.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two benefits of yoga for the prevention of falls in older adults.
- Participants will be able to Identify at least two lower extremity muscles that, when weak, are most related to falls in older adults.
- Participants will develop a plan of care incorporating at least four yoga asana postures that target muscles associated with falls in older adults.
- Participants will be able to develop a plan of care using modify traditional yoga asana (postures) for older adults with balance deficits.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Definition and background data regarding yoga|
|30-45 Minutes||Current research related to yoga|
|45-60 Minutes||Yoga for fall prevention|
|60-75 Minutes||Linking research to asana|
|75-90 Minutes||Muscles and asana|
|90-105 Minutes||Chair yoga|
|105-120 Minutes||Benefits of modifications, summary, Q&A|
Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS
Dr. Kelley is an associate professor of physical therapy at Quinnipiac University. She has taught in the areas of neurologic rehabilitation, balance, falls and vestibular dysfunction for 24 years. Dr. Kelley received her BS in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut, her MS in neurology from Boston University and her Doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota. She is also a board certified neurological clinical specialist. In 2004 Dr. Kelley completed her 200-hour certification in Kripalu yoga and in 2008 she completed additional 200-hour training in Anusara yoga. Dr. Kelley’s passion for both yoga and preventing falls in older adults has created many avenues of service. Dr. Kelley has presented her work in the areas of yoga for fall prevention and electromyography and yoga asana both locally and nationally.
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