Hudson Valley District Evening CEH Event
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When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:30 PM
Where: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital - Building 7 (Main Hospital), Patient Dining Room
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, New York  10605
United States
Presenter: Rivi Har-El, PT, PhD, RPT, MS
Contact: Jennifer Cole

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Course Title:


Integrating Therapeutic Exercises in the Form of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Mindfulness, and Guided Imagery (GI) into Your Practice to Manage Pain, Improve Flexibility, and Increase Well-Being.




Course Description:


This experiential workshop/lecture is designed for practitioners with an interest in mind-body, patient-centered, evidence-based approach to therapeutic intervention. Benefits of therapeutic exercises in the form of dance/movement therapy will be explored. They include: enhancing posture and dynamic postural control; improving mobility and flexibility, enhancing fitness; and elevating mood and well- being. Through these mindfulness-based therapeutic exercises, participants will explore interactions between common musculoskeletal, psychological, and socio-emotional impairments, as well as overall function.


Presenter: Rivi Har-Har-El, PT, PhD, RPT, MS



Rivi Belach Har-El, PhD, RPT, MS has over 34 years of experience treating people with chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Har-El is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New York- Downstate Medical Center, NY. She has authored a book entitled “ Moving pain away- RiVision: An Innovative Physical Therapy Method” (2016). Dr. Har-El is the founder of RiVision Healing Center in New York. Her extensive PT background includes acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient department in a hospital setting. She has treated orthopedic and neurologic conditions including low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, repetitive stress injury, and poor posture.

Dr. Har-El enhanced her knowledge of pain etiology. manifestation, and treatment by studying psychology and dance/ movement therapy (DMT), and by exposing herself to integrated forms of chronic pain treatment including Feldenkrais, Alexander, and yoga. She came to understand that health caregivers need to be able to relate a patient's’ symptoms to what is happening simultaneously in their body and mind. This led her to combine body-mind approaches including therapeutic exercises in the form of DMT done to music, body awareness, breathing, and relaxation exercises.


Cancellation requests must be received by 12/4/17 and in writing. They must be sent to the district event coordinator at for approval. 


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