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Integrative Lifestyle Medicine for Pelvic Health & Orthopaedics

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Integrative Lifestyle Medicine for Pelvic Health & Orthopaedics

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine for Pelvic Health & Orthopaedics

This course includes
50:31 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in November 2022


Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) are popular buzzwords in physical therapy practice today. This is a biopsychosocial-driven model of assessment and care. 

But what does it actually look like in real day-to-day practice? How do you juggle the implementation of a new, more effective model of practice when you are already strapped for time and the patient may have limited resources? 

Dr. Ginger Garner has been using Integrative (through Medical Therapeutic Yoga) and Lifestyle Medicine, which also includes Functional Medicine via functional endocrinology, in her pelvic health and orthopedic physical therapy practice for over 2 decades, and she has been training physical therapists (physiotherapists), occupational therapists, and other healthcare providers to do the same via Living Well Institute (formerly Professional Yoga Therapy Institute ®) since 2001.

In this online course, Ginger will show you how she implements this model in her practice at Garner Pelvic Health.  Ginger discusses the keys to success and walks through a real case study to better paint the picture of how this model is carried out. 


Topics discussed 

In this course, the instructor will discuss:

  • What ILM is and why it is relevant.
  • 3 keys to success in the implementation of ILM.
  • The link between gut dysbiosis and MSK health.
  • ILM plan of care.
  • Trauma responses and how they impact treatment.

Learning objectives

In this online course, you will learn: 

  1. How to make Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) a seamless addition to your orthopedic or pelvic health practice through a case study model 
  2. How it can improve patient and client referral and revenue.
  3. How it can actually help you avoid and manage burnout.
  4. What ILM practice looks like in private pay/cash-based practice.
  5. How to implement ILM in an insurance-based model.



This course is for all healthcare practitioners, including physical therapists (physiotherapists), occupational therapists, and chiropractors.

There are no prerequisites to attend this online course.

The instructors
Dr. Ginger Garner

Dr. Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/L is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate for improving access to physical therapy services, especially pelvic health.

She is the founder and CEO of Living Well Institute, which has been training and certifying healthcare providers in Integrative Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health in Greensboro NC, which offers digital and in-person care.

Ginger is the author of multiple books and book chapters, published in several languages. She has presented at over 20 conferences worldwide and has reached an audience across 6 continents, teaching on a range of topics impacting the pelvic girdle, respiratory diaphragm, and the voice (which she calls the 3D or Three Diaphragm approach).

Ginger is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA North Carolina, a Congressional Key Contact for APTA Private Practice, and in the Academy of Pelvic Health on the Prenatal and 4th Trimester Task Force. Ginger lives in Greensboro, NC and is a mom of four – three sons and the family rescue Lab, Scout Finch. Visit Ginger at the links above, on Instagram and YouTube.

Course Material included in this course
  • Integrative Lifestyle Medicine for Pelvic Health & Orthopaedics
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Evaluate
  • Case Study #1
  • Screening Guidelines
  • Link Between Gut Dysbiosis and MSK Health
  • ILM Plan of Care
  • Follow Up
  • Identify and Empower
  • Four Trauma Responses
  • Resources
  • Documentation and Billing
  • Questions
  • Quiz
  • What's Next?
  • Feedback
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