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Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 1: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 1: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 1: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain

This course includes
4:30:44 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Welcome to Module 1 of the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain


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.


In Module 1, you will learn:

  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. 


Who is this Course for?

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and related professions

Please note: You can choose to take each module separately or purchase the entire course track. 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 an active clinician, author, teacher, and longtime advocate for improving access to physical therapy services. She is the CEO of Living Well Institute which she founded in 2000 to teach therapists how to integrate Yoga and Lifestyle Medicine practices into clinical and health promotion practice. Board certified in Lifestyle Medicine (DipACLM) and a certified Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT), Ginger has spent 26 years designing best-evidence yoga-based physical therapy programs. Her private practice, EudeMOMia®, located in Greensboro NC, offers a unique model of virtual services and in-person care. Ginger is the author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga, slated for 4 foreign translations and currently published in English and Italian. As an international speaker and educator, she has presented at over 20 conferences worldwide and has taught in 6 continents across a range of topics impacting the pelvic girdle. Ginger is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA NC Chapter.

Ginger lives in Greensboro, NC with her partner, 3 sons, and their rescue pup, Scout Finch. Visit Ginger at and

Course Material included in this course
  • Module 1.1
  • Live Coaching
  • Handout
  • Overview of Module 1: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine: Impacting Chronic Disease & Pain
  • Background and Goals
  • 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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