Yoga for Back Health

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Price
$299
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$209

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Description

Help your clients get relief from back pain and support their spinal health for years to come. Join Alison West, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT, founder and director of Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center, for a 6-part course on how to address common back issues, pain, and postural problems with yoga. You’ll learn the key anatomy of the back, how to evaluate posture and identify movement patterns, and how to move safely while teaching asana practice to support your spine.

This course is for the fitness professional or yoga teachers who want to safely support their students and lead them toward better back health. Teaching clients with back issues—such as general pain and strain, herniation or disc bulges, hyperkyphosis or lordosis, arthritis, sacroiliac-joint problems, or spondylolisthesis. Helping those who want to prevent future problems or flare ups.

Available Course Credits

AASFP 1.30
ACE 1.30
ACSM 13.00
ACTION 1.30
AFAA 13.00
AFPA 13.00
CHEK 13.00
FAI 13.00
IFPA 13.00
ISSA 13.00
NASM 1.30
NCCPT 13.00
NCEP 13.00
NCSF 6.50
NESTA 1.30
NETA 13.00
NFPT 2.60
NIEW 1.30
NSPA 13.00
PAI 13.00
PTAG 13.00
PTIA 13.00
REPs UAE 13.00
W.I.T.S. 13.00
Yoga Alliance 20.00

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to teach clients to helpl their back and practice yoga safely after strain
  • Identify and correct client's postural problems and poor movement patterns
  • Learn to protect sensitive areas of the back and keep the back safe from bone or soft-tissue disorders
  • Understand back issues in your students and help them practice safely
  • Learn key poses for different types of back pain
  • Prevent future issues with asana practice


Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Part 1, Module 1: Welcome to Yoga for Back Health
Module
Part 1, Module 2: Introduction to the Spine
Module
Part 1, Module 3: Movements of the Spine
Module
Part 1, Module 4: Fascia and Ligaments
Module
Part 1, Module 5: Muscles of the Back
Module
Part 1, Module 6: Causes of Back Pain
Module
Part 2, Module 1: Posture and Prevention
Module
Part 2, Module 2: Introduction to Sound Posture
Module
Part 2, Module 3: Breath and Posture
Module
Part 2, Module 4: The Shoulders and Scapulohumeral Rhythm
Module
Part 2, Module 5: The Neck
Module
Part 3, Module 1: Yoga for Back Pain
Module
Part 3, Module 2: Back Pain and the Stress Cycle
Module
Part 3, Module 3: Sacrum and SI Joints
Module
Part 4, Module 1: Disc Issues and Vertebral-Body Issues
Module
Part 4, Module 2: Disc Compression and Herniation
Module
Part 4, Module 3: Osteoporosis of the Spine
Module
Part 5, Module 1: Hyperkyphosis, Hyperlordosis, Spondylolisthesis and Osteoarthritis of the Spine
Module
Part 5, Module 2: Hyperkyphosis and Hyperlordosis
Module
Part 5, Module 3: Spinal Stenosis
Module
Part 5, Module 4: Spondylolithesis and Osteoarthritis
Module
Part 6, Module 1: Core Strength
Module
Part 6, Module 2: Front and Back Care
Module
Closing
Module

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