Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Des Moines, IA US
November 1, 2019



  • DMU Clinical Instructors - $200
  • Other Healthcare Providers - $375

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Target Audience

The course is open to all licensed heath care providers (MD, DO, PT, PTA, OT, OTA, RN, LPN, ATC etc).


Yoga is embraced by Americans as a wellness activity, with practitioners increasing by 20 million from 2010 to 2016. The intersection of yoga and therapeutic rehabilitation is an easy one, as a holistic focus has long been an attribute of rehabilitation. Yoga's focus on health and wellness and its biopsychosocial-spiritual philosophy make this topic appropriate for all healthcare practitioners. This course includes both an on-line and on-site component. 


This online lecture/face-to-face lab course will consist of 6 units (hours) of online work and 8 hours of lab for a total of 14 hours. Online topics covered will include an introduction to yogic philosophy, the effects of yoga on health, the biopsychosocial-spiritual aspects of health and its use in therapeutic yoga, and the science behind pranayama (breathing) and meditation.  The lab class will include practices of meditation, pranayama, yogic movement assessment, applied asana (yogic postures) and case studies.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe yoga and yoga philosophy including yoga practice in the US and various types of yoga available
  2. List Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga practice
  3. Explain the science behind the use of yoga to assist with medical problems
  4. Integrate the biopsychosocial-spiritual health care model into therapeutic practice.
  5. Integrate the physiological mechanism of breathing techniques for therapeutic practice.
  6. Discover the physiological mechanisms behind meditation.
  7. Perform different pranayama (breath) practices.
  8. Perform meditation to use in therapeutic practice.
  9. Perform a yogic functional movement assessment to determine areas of weakness, limitation, or pathology.
  10. Use yoga asana and modified asana for therapeutic benefits.


Attendees are requested to complete a series of modules prior to the workshop. 6.0 CE credits will be available for the pre-workshop modules. 8.0 CE credits will be available for the on-site workshop.

TimePresentation Title
7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8 amWelcome
8:15 amPranayama Practice
8:45 amYogic Movement Assessment
9:45 amYogic Postures
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amYogic Postures Continued 
11:30 amMeditation
12 pmLunch
12:30 pmMindfulness
12:45 pmYogic Postures Continued
3:15 pmMeditation Continued
3:30 pmCase Studies and Questions
5 pmAdjourn
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 14.00 AOA Category 1­A
    • 14.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 14.00 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/01/2019 - 8:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    11/01/2019 - 5:00pm CDT
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Olsen Center
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States
    +1 (515) 271-1596

    Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.




    Laura Covill, PT, DPT, OCS, PYT
    Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University

    Dr. Covill is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and is certified in manual therapy and medical therapeutic yoga. She incorporates yoga in her clinical practice, teaching and research.  She has presented regionally and nationally about  therapeutic yoga and its use in physical therapy practice.

    Kathryn Cardamon, PT, MPT, CLT, PYT-C
    Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University

    Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose.

    Continuing Education Credit

    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 14.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Nurses: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 14.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited. 
    • Other health providers: This live activity is designated for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

    Educational Grants

    No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


    Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Available Credit

    • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 14.00 AOA Category 1­A
    • 14.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 14.00 IBON


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