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An Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine

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An Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine

An Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in May 2021


  • Do your patients suffer from comorbidities and make lifestyle choices that are complicating or hindering progress in physical therapy? 
  • Are you feeling burnt out or compassion fatigue from not getting the results you want?
  • Would you like to learn exactly how lifestyle choices impact your physical therapy outcomes and how you can influence behaviour change?

This one-hour online course will transform the way you look at patients.


This Course Will: 

  • Introduce you to the foundations of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine. 
  • Increase your effectiveness as a therapist and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in less time and with less burden on you and the patient.
  • Help you streamline clinical decision-making by finding root causes of pain and disease instead of just treating a diagnosis.
  • Tackle persistent pain and complex comorbidities that are hindering your physiotherapy outcomes.


In This Course You Will Learn:

  • The vital signs of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine. 
  • The distinctive roles of Lifestyle, Integrative, & Functional Medicine in physiotherapy practice. 
  • The evidence-base that supports the use of best practice methods of Lifestyle Medicine & Integrative Medicine.
  • What lifestyle factors impact physical therapy outcomes, chronic disease and manage or halt chronic pain conditions. 
  • The expanded scope of service for physiotherapists using Integrative Lifestyle Medicine.

What Integrative Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) Can Do for Your Practice 

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine will expand your scope and reach into your community, improve patient outcomes, and grow your referral network. Whether you are a generalist or specialist physiotherapist you will benefit from learning how Lifestyle Medicine directly impacts musculoskeletal and neuromuscular outcomes across the lifespan. 

Join Dr. Ginger Garner, a physical therapist and founder of the Living Well Institute (formerly Professional Yoga Therapy Institute®), for this one-hour complimentary webinar to learn how you can use Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine to transform your clinical practice. 

This course was recorded May 25, 2021


What's Next? 

Have you already attended the live webinar/course and are interested in taking the ILM certification?

Below is a little more information about the certification as well as links to take you there. 


ILM Certification 

The ILM certification is divided into 5 modules (courses) (24 hours online), you can take them all, or just take the ones that appeal to and interest you.


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
  • An Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine
  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine
  • Starting Out
  • Characteristics of "Dis-ease"
  • Physical Inactivity and Exercise
  • Sleep, Stress, and the Polyvagal Theory
  • Wrapping Up
  • Quiz
  • What's Next
  • Feedback
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