Mindfulness-Based Rehab: Improving Outcomes
with Relaxation, Breath, & Movement Awareness
Maximize Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the
In our fast-paced, competitive, and multitasking world, both patients and
therapists are subject to the stress epidemic facing our society today. It is
estimated that over 50% of all doctor visits are for stress related complaints
that have no specific diagnosis. Conditions like chronic back and neck pain,
headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, neurological deficits, and other
physiological disorders are often the result of poor body awareness and how we
respond to the stressors of daily life. Many of us have become disconnected from
our natural state of physiological relaxation and have lost the ability to pay
attention, on a deeper level, to the conscious control of our physical and
emotional stress responses. Reconnecting to this awareness is key to reducing
the effects of stress and maximizing outcomes in the rehabilitative process. 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.
You will be introduced to 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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Define the mind-body connection and explain how
to integrate it into the rehabilitative setting
Demonstrate relaxation techniques for stress
reduction and pain management
Develop strategies to cultivate your own
Integrate mindfulness into your existing
treatment and exercise protocols
Articulate mind/body awareness strategies to
improve compliance and outcomes
Design awareness-based techniques for adaptive
use with a variety of standard therapeutic exercises
Discover how mind/body proprioceptive awareness
can enhance your manual skills
What You Should Bring:
•Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes for lab, and bring a mat or
thick foldable blanket
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 offering 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 in 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.
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapists Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Yoga and Movement Instructors
CREDITS - CE Approvals
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of
Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic
Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 6 CEUs will be awarded.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s
Professional Education Committee certifies that Vyne Education, LLC. meets the
criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2016-December 2019).
Providership #650699. This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for
6 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.
Vyne Education, LLC. has submitted this course to
the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Course pending approval.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider
of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The
assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content,
products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate,
Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This
program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey
State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: Vyne
Education, LLC. is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania State
Board of Physical Therapy.
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual
therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order
to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring
the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.
Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates
will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the
educational offering and evaluation form.
Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are
offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's
attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended
certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be
provided upon calling Vyne Education.
ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at
least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or
distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -