Medical Therapeutic Yoga
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- Define Medical Therapeutic yoga
- Explain how yoga fits into holistic physical therapy practice
- Discuss the evidence regarding yoga’s affect on health
Laura Covill, DPT, OCS, COMT
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
- Masters of Health Science, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
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