This session will provide an overview of 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 mental health will be presented as well as the impact of yoga on 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 or while sheltering in place (SIP). Maximize you SIP opportunities with this unique session!
Identify ergonomic issues relating to clinical practice and incorporate technologies/protocols designed to maximize postural and mental health.
Define the practice of yoga as it relates to the profession, postural/mental health and ergonomics.
Incorporate hand stretches/poses into the World Health Organization hand hygiene protocol to enhance hand and wrist health.