Yoga as a Therapeutic Modality. How to Integrate Yoga into your Rehabilitation Program
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When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
8:00 AM
Where: Stony Brook University
Health Science Center, SHTM Level 2
Stony Brook, New York  11794
United States
Contact: Pat Benz

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Course Description:


The participants will learn the principles of yoga, how to integrate mindfulness, meditation, yoga postures, and breath work into their patient treatment. Certain medical conditions will be discussed, as well as contraindications and indications will be taught. Specific yoga postures (Asanas) and breath work\breathing techniques (pranayama), will be demonstrated, and practiced, in a therapist-led yoga session.


Course Location, Date & Time:

          Stony Brook University

          Health Science Center - SHTM Level 2

          Stony Brook NY 11794


          Sunday, November 6, 2016


          8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Continuing Education Hours:

          7.2 Hours


Course Instructor:

Venise Mule-Glass, PT, MA, DPT, OCS, CSCS, cpt, RYT-200 

¯ Owner/Director of Sunshine Physical Therapy established in 1981. Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Graduate of Stony Brook Physical Therapy Program. 1978. 

¯ Master's in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Touro College. 1997. Doctor of Physical Therapy. Touro College. 2007. 

¯ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. (NSCA) 

¯ NSCA Certified Personal Trainer. 

¯ Polestar Pilates certified in the Rehabilitation and Reformer Series. 

¯ Hospital for Special Surgery certified Hip Specialist. 

¯ Graduate of Beryl Bender Birch Yoga Teacher Training ~ 200 Hour ~ 2014

¯ Clinical Instructor for the Physical Therapy Programs at Stony Brook, Ithaca & Touro College.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1.        Participants will be able explain the eight limbs of yoga, the various yoga styles, the history of yoga, and its use in healing body, mind, and spirit. 


2.      Participants will be able to describe how Yoga can be used for injury prevention, improved performance, and to improve overall health, posture, and well-being.


3.      Participants will demonstrate knowledge of anatomical structures as it relates to yoga postures including their effectiveness in treating specific musculoskeletal dysfunction when utilizing Yoga as modality in patient treatment. 


4.      Participants will describe appropriate postural modifications of yoga postures for specific orthopedic, psychological, neurological, somatic conditions, including pregnancy.


5.      Participants will demonstrate knowledge of current research documenting the use of yoga and breathe work for improved balance, posture, strength, flexibility, attention, coordination and reduced anxiety.


6.      Participants will demonstrate an understanding of potential risk for injury when practicing yoga and how to instruct their patients to modify their practice to prevent injury and pain.


Course Difficulty: Various



APTA Members:                   $40.00

APTA Non-Members:           $80.00

Student Members:                 $30.00

Non-Student Members:        $60.00


Cancellations will be subject to a $25% service charge if received by November 2, 2016.


Please Note the below information:


Participants are requested bring a Yoga Mat, a long belt or strap and to dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing to participate in Yoga exercise sessions


Directions and Parking Info:

The Course is being held at Stony Brook University at SHTM. From Nichols Rd follow signs to University Hospital. Visitors must park in the University Hospital Parking Lot (there will be a parking fee charge for the day).  To get to SHTM enter the Hospital’s main entrance located on Level 5. Take escalator down to level 2 and follow green directional arrows/signs to the SHTM and Yoga Course


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