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ILM Module 1 - Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

ILM Module 1 - Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

ILM Module 1 - Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

This course includes
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Certificate of completion


Welcome to Module 1 of the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) Certificate by Dr. Ginger. Garner. Module 1 will explore chronic disease and pain.

Chronic disease and pain are now epidemic public health problems in the United States. Rapidly evolving technology is allowing us to diagnose disease in an unprecedented way, but our current high-tech system has for too long targeted sickcare, rather than healthcare.

Physical therapists and similar professions are ideally suited to address chronic pain and disease through an Integrative Lifestyle Medicine approach. We have more time with patients and see them for longer, which enables us to develop the necessary trust relationship required to improve patient self-efficacy and confidence. 


Learning Objectives

In Module 1 of the ILM Certificate, you will:

  1. Learn how to screen for the vital signs of Lifestyle Medicine. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Identify the precepts for safe mind-body practice through the lens of medical therapeutic yoga. 
  4. Learn how to use psychologically informed methods of care. 
  5. Discuss the models for influencing behavior change. 
  6. Learn the evidence-base that supports Chronic Care Models.
  7. Use yoga as an Integrative Lifestyle Medicine intervention. 



The Integrative Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) Certificate is for physiotherapists/physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and related professions


About The Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate

You can choose to purchase individual modules or purchase the entire course track. When you click 'Buy Course' you will be given the option to purchase all 6 courses at a discount.

It is recommended to take all modules of the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine certificate in the order they are laid out in the course track.

It is required to take all modules to receive your certificate and you are only eligible to receive CEUs if you take all modules. CEUs are not awarded for individual modules, but rather for completing the entire course certificate.

You can view the entire certificate program by clicking here.

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
  • Module 1.1
  • Live Coaching
  • Handout
  • Overview of Module 1: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain
  • Common Factors Theory
  • The Biopsychosocial Model
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Differentiation
  • Ten Precepts
  • Safe Integration
  • Feedback
  • Module 1.2
  • Handouts
  • MTY Principles and Change Readiness
  • What's Going On
  • Psychologically Informed Practice
  • Feedback
  • Module 1.3
  • Handouts
  • Nurturing Behavior Change
  • Yoga's Role in Behavior Change
  • The Five A's
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Effective Lifestyle Coaching
  • Feedback
  • Module 1.4
  • Handouts
  • Screening and Diagnostics Pt1
  • Screening and Diagnostics Pt2
  • When to Refer
  • Group Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial Intervention and Resources
  • Feedback
  • Module 1.5
  • Handouts
  • The Chronic Care Model Pt1
  • The Chronic Care Model Pt2
  • The PDSA Cycle and Self Care
  • Health Promotion Models
  • MTY Methodology
  • Feedback
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