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January 23–25, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

Presenter(s)
Allen Wilkins and Terry Schaff
Allen Wilkins

Allen Wilkins, MD, is a physiatrist at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he collaborates with Loren Fishman, MD, and yoga therapist Terry Schaff in using yoga to treat patients. He received his medical degree…
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Terry Schaff

Terry Schaff, E-RYT, is director of medical yoga therapy at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she works with Loren Fishman, developing therapeutic yoga protocols for people recovering from injuries and living with physical challenges.…
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Program Details

For medical professionals, athletic trainers, yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and people living with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.

Osteoporosis occurs when new bone growth doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. It’s characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration, leading to bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Yoga appears to reduce, arrest, and, in most cases, reverse osteoporosis.

Osteoarthritis is characterized by inflammation and deterioration within the joints, where one bone meets another. The challenge is to develop a yoga practice that encourages bone growth and increases range of motion without overstressing your joints.

Medical doctor and physiatrist Loren Fishman and medical yoga therapist Terry Schaff educate you about the do’s and don’ts of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and teach ways to prevent them and to work with them if they occur. Stay for an additional program with Terry to tailor your yoga practice for these conditions.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
  • 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge