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Effective Mindfulness Interventions for Rehab: Improving Outcomes with Relaxation, Breath, & Movement Awareness

Maximize Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Mind-Body Connection Our job as therapists is not only to treat, but to provide tools to support treatment between visits, and to teach preventative maintenance for the future. This recording will equip you with techniques and concepts that significantly improve patient (and therapist) mind-body awareness and its application to movement, therapeutic exercise, passive manual techniques, stress reduction, and pain management. Participate in a variety of mindfulness-based strategies and learn how to integrate them into your already existing treatment plans for neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, and proprioception techniques, adapting all of these to each individual client. By tapping into your own mind-body awareness, you can help patients break the cycle of stress-related patterns that do not always respond well to standard treatment or exercise, or are interfering with their rehabilitative progress.
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Faculty:
Ross LaBossiere
Duration:
6 Hours 1 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 19, 2018

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Maximize Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Mind-Body Connection

Our job as therapists is not only to treat, but to provide tools to support treatment between visits, and to teach preventative maintenance for the future. This recording will equip you with techniques and concepts that significantly improve patient (and therapist) mind-body awareness and its application to movement, therapeutic exercise, passive manual techniques, stress reduction, and pain management. Participate in a variety of mindfulness-based strategies and learn how to integrate them into your already existing treatment plans for neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, and proprioception techniques, adapting all of these to each individual client. By tapping into your own mind-body awareness, you can help patients break the cycle of stress-related patterns that do not always respond well to standard treatment or exercise, or are interfering with their rehabilitative progress. 

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Outline

THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Define the mind-body connection
  • Integration into physical rehabilitation
  • Misconceptions about yoga and meditation
  • Evidence-based research

RELAXATION THROUGH BREATH AWARENESS

  • Relationship between stress, tension, and breath
  • Quieting the mind and body
  • Developing a relaxed, rhythmic and diaphragmatic breath
  • Strategies for clinical integration

THE RELAXATION RESPONSE TO REDUCE MUSCLE TENSION AND PAIN 

  • Deeper relaxation via the “body scan” technique
  • Improving proprioceptive sensory awareness
  • Identifying and releasing tension
  • Holding patterns of muscles and breath
  • Clinical strategies for pain management
  • Applications to passive manual techniques

MOVEMENT AWARENESS TO IMPROVE THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

  • Understand the patient’s pain and apprehension
  • Relaxation, posture, and body mechanics
  • Basic concepts of myofascial release and the neuromyofascial web

MINDFUL MOVEMENT TO IMPROVE HEP AND SELF-TREATMENT 

  • Synchronizing mind, body, and breath
  • Difference between stretching and releasing
  • Mindful movement routines for the neck and back
  • Examples for a variety of standard therapeutic exercises
  • Adaptive strategies for difficult patients
  • Proprioceptive acupressure/trigger point self-release

IMPROVING COMPLIANCE & OUTCOMES

  • Mindfulness in AROM, strength, flexibility, return to activity, and recreation
  • Strategies for self-treatment between visits
  • Taking the “chore” out of Home Exercise Programs
  • Create a supportive space for mind/body integration 

Faculty

Effective Mindfulness Interventions for Rehab: Improving Outcomes with Relaxation, Breath, & Movement Awareness

Ross LaBossiere, BS, LPTA, LMT, CYT Related seminars and products: 2


Ross LaBossiere, BS, LPTA, LMT, CYT, is a licensed physical therapist assistant, licensed massage therapist, and certified yoga instructor/therapist with over 35 years of experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Along with his work in clinical outpatient physical therapy, he is the owner/operator of Lifewaves Integrated Therapy (est.1982), a private practice in Rhode Island offering Mind-Body Health Maintenance and Rehabilitation. Ross graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Health/Adapted Physical Education and completed all course work in the graduate program for Exercise Science, with a concentration in Musculo-Skeletal Physiology/Rehabilitation. 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.