This course is an invaluable opportunity to maximise your ability to teach and prescribe yoga stretches for specific musculoskeletal conditions in your clinical practice.  Yoga stretches are integrated with clinical based evidence and applied in an effective and functional way.  Each participant will develop the ability to design and adapt yoga exercises for each patient.  We believe that exercise prescription has often been underrated and repetitive: this course will inject variety, clinical effectiveness and new life to how you design an effective exercise programme that is clinically based and responds to the patients’ needs.

The course will be very practical in nature! Participants will learn which structures are stressed or released, how to vary the intensity of each stretch, how to adapt the position depending on each patient’s needs and how it can be functionally progressed. There will be the opportunity to learn some ‘hands-on” techniques to help patients move into a stretch safely end effectively.  The practical part will be accompanied by clear lectures on the anatomical and pathophysiological aspects of each structure and with clinical scenarios presenting with common musculoskeletal conditions.

The course is divided in three separate weekends focusing on:

  • Hip and lower limbs
  • Thoracic spine and upper limbs
  • Lumbar spine

Each weekend will be independently taught offering a clear mechanical and functional view of the area, common musculoskeletal pathologies and restrictions, yoga stretches and their functional applications to sports and daily activities.

The course has a limited availability of 15 participants to guarantee optimal support and 1-2-1 attention to exact and correct positioning and techniques. Each weekend can be booked separately, but preferred reservation will be given to students that can commit to the whole course.  The course will take place in Canary Wharf, London.

OBJECTIVES

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform an effective musculoskeletal assesment using yoga
  • Plan 1:1 sessions tailored to each client when injury is present
  • Apply modifications and hands-on adjustments in a safe manner
  • Identify and adapt your exercise programme using yoga for some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, including:
    • hip impingement, labral tears, piriformis syndrome
    • rotator cuff injury, shoulder impingement
    • disc injuries, sciatica
    • plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains
    • acl and meniscus injury, patellofemoral pain
    • epicondylitis of the elbow and wrist injuries
  • Review of functional anatomy applied to yoga positions
  • Understand stability and mobility in the girdles (scapular and pelvic)
  • Develop a clearer understanding about fascia, its role in injury, how yoga affects fascia, how fascia affects yoga
  • Overview of Fascial Anatomy Trains

CONTENT

Weekend 1: Hip and lower limbs

Weekend 2: Thoracic spine and upper limbs

Weekend 3: Lumbar spine

DATES and COST

30/31 January 2016

13/14 February 2016

27/28 February 2016

Each weekend can be booked independently for £260.00 each or all three weekends for £650.00.

PREPARATION

We suggest reviewing functional anatomy before the course to be ready for the practical “hands on” workshop with a refreshed knowledge.

APPLICATION

The course is open to physiotherapists, osteopaths, occupational therapists, chiropractors and healthcare professionals that work within the musculoskeletal industry.   An allocated number of spaces will be available for yoga and fitness experts who can demonstrate a clear anatomical and physiological understanding of the structures discussed.

We advise participants to have professional liability insurance. We reserve the right to ask for proof of this to ensure eligibility.  For any participant that is or maybe pregnant or with injuries when attending any of our courses with a practical component we advise they email us to let us know.

BOOKING

Please contact our admin team on 02070050278 to confirm your booking and make payment.

Alternatively, you can process a payment online by visiting our event page.

TUTOR

Marco De Vito qualified as a physiotherapist from King’s College (London) in 2005 and went on to complete a MSC in Sports Medicine from Queen Mary University.  Marco became the Lead Physiotherapist For Corporate Company Ernst and Young before setting his own practice, Marcophysio, which currently has 3 London clinics.  Marco has always been very interested in posture, sports, functional mechanics and yoga.  He qualified as a yoga instructor attending various teacher trainings in the UK and India, including Dynamic Yoga and Yoga for Disability.