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The literature cites physical inactivity as the biggest public health problem of the 21st century. Overwhelming evidence shows that regular physical activity demonstrates protective and anti-inflammatory effects for the mind and body. Beyond the obvious physical benefits it provides, physical activity is known to be a cornerstone in the primary prevention of at least 35 chronic conditions (Booth et al., 2012), such as musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain and osteoarthritis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases, pulmonary conditions, neurological and neurodegenerative disease, some types of cancer, and mental health conditions such as depression, stress, and anxiety.
Exercise is medicine, and yet, the data shows that though therapists are capable and qualified, they are not necessarily comfortable or well equipped to counsel their patients on the American guidelines for physical activity. This course will prepare therapists to counsel, motivate, and help their patients and clients toward meeting the recommended American Guidelines for Physical Activity. All ages and conditions across the lifespan, from health populations to chronic conditions, will be covered in order to prepare the therapist to meet the 21st century needs of an increasingly inactive and chronically ill global population.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Define physical activity and physical exercise.
- List the evidence-based guidelines for physical activity across the lifespan according to the US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA).
- Identify the major types of physical activity.
- Cite the evidence that links emotional status to physical activity.
- Cite the evidence that links obesity to physical activity levels.
- List standardized physical activity assessments.
- Create exercise prescription in a case study format.
- Define the biopsychosocial benefits of regular physical activity.
- Define METS and how they are used in physical activity assessment.
- Define aerobic, strength, flexibility, and balance exercise.
- Summarize the link between practitioner role modeling and patient adherence.
- Discuss ways to foster sustainable physical activity in patient care.
- Cite the evidence base which supports physical activity prescription for the following conditions: geriatrics, prenatal, postpartum, stroke, heart attack, obesity, cancer, and general debility.
- Write an exercise prescription with all required components.
This course is also part of the Lifestyle Medicine Certificate program. Requirements for this program is outlined below:
- LIFESTYLE MEDICINE CERTIFICATE
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MYT) Modules 1-4 (2o on-line hours)
- 2 Elective Modules (4 on-line hours)
NOTE: This program can be completed entirely online. No other modules are required, however, we do strongly recommend you consider completing the PYT Certification, as it goes hand in hand with the Lifestyle Medicine (LM) curriculum. It offers hands-on experience with implementation of everything you learn in the online LM Certificate program.
For further information about this program go to proyogatherapy.org.
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.
NOTE: This course is excluded from the subscription plan.