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Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 4: Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion - Fostering Whole Health

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 4: Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion - Fostering Whole Health

Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Module 4: Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion - Fostering Whole Health

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Welcome to Module 4 of the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate

Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion - Fostering Whole Health 


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 4, you will learn:

  1. Correlate emotional distress and its relationship with physical and occupational therapy outcomes. 
  2. Identify screening tools for evaluating emotional status
  3. Know when to refer
  4. List ways to foster healthy self-regulation.
  5. Describe the role of music and sound in practice.
  6. Compare and contrast stress and meditation types.
  7. Identify parameters that dictate vocal impact and longevity. 
  8. Practice vocal preservation intervention. 
  9. Cite evidence that supports the role of sleep, screening for sleep dysfunction, and 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 4.1
  • Handouts
  • Overview of Module 4: Sound & Sleep in Rehabilitation & Health Promotion: Fostering Whole Health
  • The Impacts of Emotional Distress
  • Screening & Referral
  • Sound as Therapy
  • The Psychoemotional Facet
  • Historical Context
  • The Brain Body Connection
  • Musicians vs Non-Musicians
  • The Power of Music
  • Feedback
  • Module 4.2
  • Handouts
  • Positive Psychology Evidence Base
  • Stress
  • Positive Psychology Activities
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Evidence Base
  • Using Meditation in Practice
  • Mindfulness Benefits
  • Feedback
  • Module 4.3
  • Handouts
  • The Role of Sound Pt1
  • The Role of Sound Pt2
  • Orofacial Review
  • Vocal Functioning Evidence Base
  • Vocal Functioning Exercise
  • Vocal Optimization Impacts
  • Vocal Practice Pt1
  • Vocal Practice Pt2
  • Feedback
  • Module 4.4
  • Handouts
  • The Role of Sleep
  • Sleep Physiology
  • Sleep & Well-Being
  • Sleep Screening
  • Identifying High Risk Populations
  • Biopsychosocial Sleep Intervention
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Resources and Next Steps
  • Feedback
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