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Yoga in Health Care: Practical Considerations on How to Integrate Yoga into Clinical PT Practice

Yoga in Health Care: Practical Considerations on How to Integrate Yoga into Clinical PT Practice

Yoga in Health Care: Practical Considerations on How to Integrate Yoga into Clinical PT Practice

Mar 04, 2021 - 19:00 (EST)
60 minutes
The instructors
This 1 hour webinar will focus on the use of yoga in health care, with particular focus on its integration into clinical practice. 
A brief presentation will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A period. Questions and sharing of information will be encouraged by all those that wish to participate in the discussion.
(You are welcome to send your questions in advance to
For: All clinicians interested in integrating yoga into health care. All levels of experience welcome!
The instructors
Diana Perez
B.Sc. P.T., M.Sc. Rehab. Science Physiotherapist / Professional Yoga Therapist / Dip. Sports PT

Diana is a physiotherapist (McGill University B.Sc.1985; M.Sc.1993) and yoga therapist who has worked in the rehabilitation field, sports world and the wellness and fitness industries for over 45 years. She is the founder and previous owner (1997-2009) of the Medi-Club Physiotherapy & Medical Wellness Centre (Kirkland, Quebec), where she continues to practice as a clinical physiotherapist and yoga therapist.

She has been a practicing clinician since 1985 and has advanced specializations in sports physiotherapy, orthopedics, manual therapy, back & neck rehabilitation, muscle energy, myofascial release and therapeutic exercise prescription. She has also done extensive training in the areas of functional medicine, wellness, nutrition, naturopathy, ayurvedic medicine and acupuncture.

She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching yoga since 2002. She has 2 yoga teacher training certifications (Hatha & Ashtanga - RYA) and is also certified as a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYTI) and as a Pain Care Aware yoga practitioner. She is the founder and director of the Canadian Yoga Therapy Institute and has developed and teaches a curriculum of courses to health care professionals on how to integrate yoga into clinical practice. (Medical Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Musculoskeletal and Neurological PT Practices, Yoga for Pelvic Floor PT, Teaching and Sequencing Yoga Safely, etc.)

Diana taught for 20 years at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy of McGill University (Faculty of Medicine) and has presented at various national and international congresses and conferences in the areas of physiotherapy, sports medicine, sports physiotherapy and yoga therapy. She is a faculty member of various Yoga Teacher Training Programs and teaches numerous yoga and yoga therapy related workshops to yoga teachers throughout NA. She also continues to teach yoga classes and workshops to the public at several locations in the West Island of Montreal and runs numerous annual national and international yoga and yoga therapy retreats.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Physiotherapy Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) from 2007 to 2014. In 2020 she was the recipient of the CPA Lifetime Membership Award in recognition of her longstanding contribution to the profession. Contact Diana for any questions at:

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