This CE webinar overviews the benefits of yoga in postural health and sound ergonomic practices essential in maintaining optimal clinician health. A review of ergonomics will be included and incorporate specific methods to enhance ergonomic clinical positioning and techniques to prevent repetitive stress related injuries. In addition, yoga research as it relates to postural and total health will be presented as well as the impact of yoga on the various body systems. Participants will also be introduced to the various styles of yoga practice and have the opportunity to experience poses that can be employed daily in the dental setting.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have learned to
• Identify ergonomic issues relating to clinical practice and incorporate technologies/protocols designed to maximize postural health
• Define the practice of yoga as it relates to the profession, postural health and ergonomics
• Incorporate yoga stretches/poses into the World Health Organization hand hygiene protocol to enhance hand and wrist health
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