Introduction to Yoga as Therapy for Low Back Pain

  • Date

    24th June 2020

  • Time:

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Event Details

Low back pain (LBP) affects one in three adults in the UK each year, with an estimated 2.5 million people seeking help from their GP. World-wide lower back pain is the second leading cause of disability. A corpus of research finds yoga can help in treatment of back pain and since 2016 the NICE guidelines on LBP recommend Yoga as part of the long-term rehabilitation. However, there is no guidance on how to use yoga to work safely and effectively with these types of clients. Given that not all yoga is useful for back pain additional training is vital for safety. In fact, the wrong practice can significantly increase pain and can damage the person, while appropriate practice may be curative.

Back pain expert, Silvia Laurenti, is a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and anatomy lecturer; and will be offering an introductory foundational training in yoga therapy for back pain to yoga professionals who want to understand best practice, precautions, and how to apply various aspects of yoga that are not movement based to meet the psychosocial goals of treatment that are deemed part of best practice.

This foundation online course will give you confidence to start working with patients and clients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain.

Topics covered:

  • Acute versus chronic pain: the role of central sensitisation
  • What is non-specific low back pain?
  • How yoga can help?
  • Precautions and how to adapt asanas safely
  • The biopsychosocial approach: the role of emotions and social connection in pain management
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to pain management for the lower back
  • Relaxation positions and advice on acute back pain

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