THERAPEUTIC YOGA AND THE KNEE
Friday, April 14th 6 - 8:30 pm ET
The knee seems so simple. Unlike the shoulder or hip or wrist, it only moves in 1 plane. Flex – extend: that’s it. But the knee is the biggest joint in the body, and the most commonly injured. It has ligaments and also tendons on all four sides. Menisci cushion its almost uncountable stresses, and the hip and ankle work to guide its rise and descent. Every one of these structures can be injured, and arthritis takes its toll on many of them.
In this 2 ½ hour live webinar we will explain the relevant anatomy and movement patterns of the knee, then go over the common problems that occur, along with the yoga applications that are helpful. Finally, as time permits, we will discuss what we can do to prevent injuries on and off the mat.
Successful completion of this webinar may be used concurrently for:
Loren M. Fishman, MD, B.Phil.,(oxon.) Columbia University Medical School
Liz Larson – RYT 200
Loren M. Fishman, MD
Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of seven books and author or editor of more than 100 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the treatment of piriformis syndrome and rotator cuff tear and an expert in curing back pain. He is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a past President of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Fishman has written five books about yoga and medical conditions. They are: Relief Is In the Stretch: Cure Back Pain With Yoga ( with Carol Ardman, WW Norton, 2006), Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (with Eric Small, Demos Press, 2007), Yoga for Osteoarthritis (with Ellen Saltonstall, WW Norton, 2008), Yoga for Osteoporosis (with Ellen Saltonstall, coming in March, 2010), and Healing Yoga (2015).
After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, Dr. Fishman spent a year in Pune, India, studying Yoga with BKS Iyengar, attending every public and private class and taking daily instruction. At that time, Mr. Iyengar gave Dr. Fishman permission to teach his Yoga. Dr. Fishman then went to Rush Medical School, did a residency in a Tufts-Harvard program, and served as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Throughout his career, when appropriate, he has incorporated Yoga into his medical practice and has watched its healing effects. He is also an enthusiastic practitioner himself and has been doing Yoga daily since 1973.
Dr. Fishman has been included in numerous “Best Doctors” lists and has lectured in the United States and abroad. He is an officer of the Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research, and lives with his wife in New York City.
"To his patients, Dr. Fishman is a miracle worker." – Jane Brody, NY Times
Loren Fishman is "... a Thomas Edison of yoga therapy." – William Broad, Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and author of: The Science of Yoga
LIZ LARSON, RYT 200
Liz Larson is the study administrator for Dr. Loren Fishman’s Yoga vs. Osteoporosis Dose-Response study. She has studied with Dr. Fishman for seven years. Liz is passionate about using yoga to improve health, arguably our most valuable resource.
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