The Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate
The Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate
Overview of The Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate
Do your patients suffer from comorbidities and make lifestyle choices that are complicating or hindering progress in therapy?
Are you feeling burned out or compassion fatigue from not getting the results you want?
Would you like to learn how lifestyle choices impact your therapy outcomes and how you can influence behavior change to improve them?
This 24 hour Certificate program will change your practice. It will:
- Increase your effectiveness as a therapist and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
- Give you a comprehensive skillset to use Integrative Lifestyle Medicine in practice.
- Lower burden of care on you as the practitioner and empower the patient to be a partner in their healthcare.
- Help you determine root causes of disease, pain, and disability which helps patients heal faster and with long-lasting results.
- Tackle persistent pain and complex comorbidities that are hindering your therapy outcomes.
You Will Learn:
- Nutrition to impact neuromuscular & musculoskeletal outcomes,
- Sleep science,
- Pain science,
- Stress management,
- Behavioral change and lifestyle coaching,
- Medical therapeutic yoga as an evidence-based method to deliver Integrative Medicine
- As well as specific interventions to affect change based on the health of the gut microbiome & the influence of epigenetics and genetics.
Course Overview in Brief:
Module 1 - Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain
- Learn how to screen for the vital signs of Lifestyle Medicine.
- List the diagnostic labs necessary for systems-based screening in Functional Medicine. Describe how to operationalize the biopsychosocial assessment and intervention in a concrete, evidence-based model.
- Identify the precepts for safe mind-body practice through the lens of medical therapeutic yoga.
- Learn how to use psychologically informed methods of care.
- Discuss the models for influencing behavior change.
- Learn the evidence-base that supports Chronic Care Models.
- Use yoga as an Integrative Lifestyle Medicine intervention.
Module 2 - Creating “3D” Health from the Oral Cavity to the Pelvic Floor through Trauma-Informed Psychology
- Discuss the neuroscience of the stress response.
- Practice the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine interventions which influence stress response and emotional regulation.
- List the 15 biomarkers of trauma-informed practice.
- Describe the impact of epigenetics on clinical practice.
- Assess scaffolding and sequencing of yoga due impact clinical outcomes.
- Learn documentation methods
- Identify the major approaches to psychologically-informed therapy care.
- Evaluate methods which can impact connectedness, eudemonia, and positive psychology.
- Identify the major components of the Orofacial Examination.
Module 3 - The Gut-Brain-Body Axis: Achieving Better Neuromuscular Outcomes through Nutrition
- List the impacts of the gut-brain-body axis on musculoskeletal and neuromuscular outcomes.
- Describe the scope of practice in nutritional counseling and intervention for physical therapy.
- Discuss limitations in current dietary guidelines.
- List common overconsumed and underconsumed macro- and micronutrients.
- Evaluate basic methods for nutritional assessment, intervention, and counseling.
- Consider the impact of social contagion on lifestyle choices and patient adherence.
- Discuss the epigenetics of nutrition.
- Describe the neuroscience of manual therapy in impacting HPA Axis regulation.
- Know when to refer.
Module 4 - Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion: Fostering Whole Health
- Correlate emotional distress and its relationship with physical and occupational therapy outcomes.
- Identify screening tools for evaluating emotional status
- Know when to refer
- List ways to foster healthy self-regulation.
- Describe the role of music and sound in practice.
- Compare and contrast stress and meditation types.
- Identify parameters that dictate vocal impact and longevity.
- Practice vocal preservation intervention.
- Cite evidence that supports the role of sleep, screening for sleep dysfunction, and intervention.
Physical Activity Prescription
- List the evidence-based guidelines for physical activity across the lifespan.
- Cite the evidence that links emotional status to physical activity.
- Cite the evidence that links obesity to physical activity levels.
- List standardized physical activity assessments.
- Create exercise prescription in a case study format with all required components.
- Discuss ways to foster sustainable physical activity in patient care.
- Cite the evidence base which supports physical activity prescription for the following conditions: geriatrics, prenatal, postpartum, stroke, heart attack, obesity, cancer, and general debility.
Environmental Influences on Rehabilitation Outcomes: Tobacco Cessation & Other Toxic Exposures
- Describe the adverse impact of tobacco use and other substance abuse (including steroid injections).
- Describe the adverse impact of environmental pollutant exposure.
- List the major endocrine disruptors supported in the evidence base to cause adverse health effects.
- Summarize the EB approach for tobacco and other substance abuse cessation.
- Describe basic approaches to behavioral and pharmacological therapies in tobacco and substance abuse cessation.
- Review the major diagnostic criteria for differential diagnosis of substance abuse disorders.
- List the parameters for when to refer to specialists.
- 24 hours of video lessons
- A 215 page workbook that you can download to easily follow lectures and take notes.
- Scaffolded sessions broken down into short mini subjects so you can easily complete the training in a self-paced way without losing your place.
- Powerpoint, lecture, videos and audios of medical therapeutic yoga practices you can use with patients.
Comprehensive training that will prepare you to immediately apply Integrative Lifestyle Medicine & Functional Medicine.
- A private forum classroom where you can clinically troubleshoot with Ginger and build your network with other graduates.
- Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
- Patient Education Handouts
- Patient Exercise
- Certification is awarded upon completion.
- Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
- There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
- Quizzes at the end of each module (6 total) to help you master and assimilate the knowledge.
Who is this Course for?
Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and related professions
Is the Course Eligible For CEU's?
PT - This course is approved for PT in California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
OT - We are an AOTA approved provider and the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate course is approved by AOTA for 24 CE.
Can I Share A Course With A Friend Or Colleague? How Does The Group Discount Work?
Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount.
Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.
Contact us at email@example.com and we will respond to your request within 2 business days.
**This course is not intended to act as medical advice. Please seek guidance and treatment from your health professional in your area for any unmanaged conditions.**