Integrative Approaches to Therapeutic Rehabilitation by Betsy Shandalov, Ralph Dehner, Ross LaBossiere
Methods like yoga, Tai Chi and mindfulness are not always considered treatments when planning out your rehabilitation approach for your clients. But more and more rehab clients are seeing outstanding results with these interventions.
Better posture. Less pain. Increased mobility. Decreased rehabilitation time. Some are even experiencing pain relief from old injuries.
Healing the body using methods like yoga, Tai Chi and mindfulness seems to be the missing piece to the rehab world…which is why we created this comprehensive online course, to give you step–by–step guidance to incorporate these effective treatments into your practice.
Integrative Approaches to Therapeutic Rehabilitation brings the mind and body together through dozens of evidence–based techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, tension and pain, while improving flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and so much more!
Designed specifically for rehab professionals like you, this online course shows you how these modalities are effective with any rehab client, and how to apply each to fit the individual needs of your clients.
Taking this course is not just adding another rehab treatment to your toolbox — it’s about treating your whole client, giving them exercises that treat both mind and body, and the phenomenal results they’ll get almost instantly!
No experience is required — the experts featured in this course will walk you through each movement step–by–step, so you can use them with your clients!
Plus, you will earn up to 18.25 CE hours included in your enrollment!
Every part of the mind and body is affected when you use yoga, from cardiopulmonary to musculoskeletal and the nervous system. Ms. Shandalov makes it easy to understand how using this modality affects your client, and the exact techniques you need to use to achieve specific results. You’ll learn how yoga:
- Aids the body’s systems, including the neuroplasticity benefits for adults and kids
- Reduces pain and tension brought on by physical trauma, including applicable techniques
- Can increase proper breathing and positioning techniques for upright, side-lying, wheelchair and standing clients
- Can affect clients instantly, including dozens of case study examples and live demonstrations
- Allows for better posture, less tension on the joints, increased balance abilities, and so much more
Plus, you’ll get practical applications for dozens of diagnoses, from dependent to active clients across the board.
Learning a new set of techniques can be overwhelming, but in this training, you’ll be guided through three main styles of Tai Chi movements and when you should use them. These include:
- Chen Style: The Original Style
- Yang Style: The Most Popular Style
- Sun Style: The Newest Style
Each of the styles you will explore has its own time and place in therapy, and you’ll be able to properly demonstrate and explain their significance to your clients!
If your clients are rushing through the techniques, chances are that they’re missing out on some amazing benefits, and putting themselves at risk for further physical harm. This part of the training will give you a unique insight into your client’s apprehension, pain, and reasons for not following through on exercises at home, even when they seem engaged during your rehab appointment.
You’ll walk through therapeutic exercises for relaxation, posture, and better body mechanics, including mindful movements for the neck and back, so your clients don’t hurt themselves further. These adaptive strategies will help your clients stretch, release, and synchronize the mind, body and breath — while giving them the confidence to treat themselves between your appointments. They’ll never feel like it’s a bother to do these exercises at home again!
Ms. Shandalov has presented on multiple topics at the collegiate level to both undergraduate and graduate students in occupational therapy around the country. She moved to California and got her 200 hr. adult yoga teacher training with the focus on Iyengar yoga. Ms. Shandalov also received her certification as a yoga kids teacher and trainer with Yoga Kids International. She now teaches Therapeutic Yoga to adults and kids in a variety of health care settings and treats people privately using yoga as her main therapeutic modality. She lectures at Wellness Events and promotes yoga as an untapped therapeutic modality in healing an existing injury and for injury prevention.
In her practice, Ms. Shandalov draws from yoga’s ancient philosophy of incorporating body, mind and spirit. She sees adults and kids with all ranges of diagnoses. Some are acutely ill and others have long standing disabilities or injuries. Ms. Shandalov combines her knowledge of western medicine with an integrative medicine approach. Her extensive knowledge of disease and disability in a variety of settings combines with her complementary yoga treatment to provide a new level of understanding of how the brain and the immune system can work together for natural and therapeutic healing.
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Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. In conjunction with his vast experience, he has presented several conferences, such as the National Autism Conference, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference and the Inaugural International Tai Chi for Health Conference (Seoul, So. Korea).
Mr. Dehner is also an experienced program developer who has produced and presented training courses on such topics as fall prevention, Tai Chi for OTs, and integrative medicine in mental health. He received his BS in holistic studies with a concentration in wellness management from Union Institute and University. Mr. Dehner is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, American Council on Exercise, International Association of Reiki, and Tai Chi for Health Community of America.
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In conjunction with his 35 years of conducting various workshops and classes in the clinical setting, he also spent over a decade as an independent contractor with BCBSRI/Health and Wellness Institute, providing his mindfulness-based relaxation, stress management, and integrated yoga programs to corporate/worksite settings. He has produced an instructional audio program, Lifewaves Breath Awareness. He is a former member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a current member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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