With a focus on the Breath in Optimal Body Alignment, this highly experiential webinar will be centered on how we can breathe in many ways for better bone and overall health. This webinar will introduce you to the concepts that your bones also breathe and the importance of breathing during exercise. You will learn and practice safe, therapeutic, and functional breathing movement and exercises that you can use in professional and personal lives the very next day.
To ensure good breathing technique, Sara will demonstrate several breathing exercises via embedded videos. Beginning with Noticing the Breath to Breathing in Athletics and ancient Yogic Breaths, these concepts can take you and your clients further into functional movement than they or you might have thought possible. Focusing on optimal body alignment will provide more room for the internal organs (especially the lungs and heart).
The innovative, comprehensive, evidence-based, 12-point approach of The Meeks Method® has been shown to be safe and effective for many musculoskeletal and spinal conditions. Participants will be able to question Sara Meeks during the presentation and, in addition, will have available complimentary handouts of The Re-Alignment Routine and a full-color PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation. (Intermediate Level)
Sara M. Meeks, PT, MS, G.C.S, K.Y.T a physical therapist with nearly 50 years clinical experience has spent the past 28 years specializing in the unique management implications of persons with low bone mass. She is an international presenter and the owner of SARA MEEKS SEMINARS which is dedicated to the education of health professionals on the management of bone health. Sara is the author of two books on bone health management, has presented at many State APTA Conferences, and has been a presenter at both Annual Conference and CSM. She is the founder of the Special Interest Group on Bone Health and the recipient of the APTA Section on Geriatrics Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice (2001). With her stated mission of creating safety in movement for persons with low bone mass and diagnosed with osteoporosis herself, she brings enthusiasm, and humor into her highly interactive seminars.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Become familiar with the Anatomy of the Breath and bring the Principles of Movement of The Meeks Method® into practice.
2. Describe the importance of optimal body alignment for the breath.
3. Articulate the importance of The Decompression Exercise and other positions for the breath.
4. Discuss the role of the diaphragm and other muscles in breathing and how the positioning of the body matters.
5. Experience and be able to do both site-specific breathing exercise and breathing exercises from Yoga.
6. Apply information from this webinar in practice the very next day.
Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.
30 min: Intro to The Meeks Method® and Anatomy of the Breath
30 min: Experience of the most Functional Movement of Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit that people do every day with Better Body Alignment, Safety for the bones and Coordination with Breath.
30 min: Site Specific Exercise for the Breath
15 min: Relaxation and More Breath
15 min: Wind Up, Taking Action, Q & A
Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score