Course Description & Objectives Overview

Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine

Welcome to the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Workshop! I am thrilled that you've decided to take the first step toward transforming your practice and improving patient care.

The model of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine is sustainable, low-tech, low-cost, and requires little overhead or equipment. PT's, OT's, & similar practitioners are ideally suited to delivery Lifestyle Medicine through the integrative lens of mindfulness, chiefly through the Medical Therapeutic Yoga method.

Join me on this journey toward transforming healthcare and improving the way we treat patients. You can diversify your income and skillset, increase your value, and tackle burnout and compassion fatigue through this program.

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 exactly how lifestyle choices impact your therapy outcomes and how you can influence behavior change?

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

  • increase your effectiveness as a therapist and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. 
  • introduce you to the foundations of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine. 
  • help you streamline clinical decision-making by finding root causes of pain and disease instead of just treating a diagnosis.
  • improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in less time and with less burden on you and the patient.
  • tackle persistent pain and complex comorbidities that are hindering your PT,  OT,  outcomes.

What You Will Learn

  1. The vital signs of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine. 
  2. The distinctive roles of Lifestyle, Integrative, & Functional Medicine in PT/OT/AT practice. 
  3. The evidence-base that supports use of best practice methods of Lifestyle Medicine & Integrative Medicine.
  4. What lifestyle factors impact outcomes, chronic disease and manage or halt chronic pain conditions. 
  5. The expanded scope of service for PT, OT, and AT's using Integrative Lifestyle Medicine.

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. 

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What People Are Saying

Life changing course

Dr. Kassandra Schuhmann, PT, DPT

The impact Ginger's program has made on my life is staggering. It has changed my perspective as a clinician completely and has allowed me to look forward to treating even the most complex patients.

Empowering for me and my patients

Dr. Sarah Talley, PT, DPT, WCS

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) has transformed my clinical practice and my own self care. MTY provides a framework for treating patients holistically while empowering them to care for themselves.

Feel better than I've felt in years, AND that's during the pandemic!

Dr. Michelle Walendowski PT, DPT

I’ve been practicing everything from your weekend Level I Certification on a (mostly) daily basis, and I have to say I feel healthier and just generally better than I have in years. And that’s during a worldwide pandemic!

I'm a better therapist AND mom thanks to Ginger.

Dr. Becca Ellis PT, DPT

Ginger's knowledge and experience have completely shaped my professional career, and her guidance has truly helped me be a better mom to my sweet boys.

Everyone should work with Ginger as a professional and as a patient

Katie Estridge, PT, MPT

I would recommend that everyone work with Ginger Garner. She is without a doubt the best physical therapist I have ever worked with. She understands the human body like no one I have ever met.

A sustainable model for healthcare delivery

Kanchan Thakar, PT

Honestly speaking, words cannot do justice to the experience of learning from Ginger. My hope is that all DPT students will avail of her teachings sooner than later and begin to practice PT with enthusiasm and compassion. Thanks to Ginger for creating a sustainable model of healthcare delivery.

Grounded, hopeful, pain free, rested, & resilient after Dr. Garner's classes

Dr. Dina Macs, PT, DPT

You are a trusted gem in a sea of on-line unknowns, Dr. Garner, and a gift to us all. Thank you for keeping us safe, evidence-grounded, & soulfully uplifted. I have not personally experienced a more nimble biopsychosocial rehabilitation guide.

Ginger's program has restored my love of being a PT

Dr. Katie Goroncy, PT, DPT

Ginger's program has restored my love and perspective that physical therapy is a healing ART. I had been feeling uninspired, deflated by the obstacles in the healthcare/insurance system, and was losing sight of what drew me to the healthcare field in the first place. Her program gave me a solid evidence based framework from which to integrate "whole person", yogic, lifestyle medicine into my physical therapy foundation. It has since sparked joy, creativity, and a broader perspective into my clinical practice.

I highly recommend Ginger

Dr. Maureen Mason-Cover, PT, DPT

Ginger is a wise and compassionate health care provider who blends medical yoga with rehabilitation programming, and she has an extensive background of patient care service. Her style is forward thinking towards patient education, empowerment, and optimization of function, and she works with other health care team members to provide a healing community of care. I highly recommend her.

Patients who struggle with finding relief from traditional PT will find a solution in Ginger's method

Dr. Sylvie Le, PT, DPT

The benefits of Medical Therapeutic Yoga have stretched beyond both the clinical setting and mat for my patients. Patients who may have struggled finding relief with traditional PT, battle the psychological and emotional stress of anxiety, depression, and impatience in dealing with injury and functional limitations, or find it challenging to remain motivated to move and take care of their bodies, have found a safe and healthy avenue through Ginger's method.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    1. Introduction to Integrative Lifestyle Medicine

    1. Sign up for the ILM Certificate Here!

    2. Don't forget, a free $140 offer awaits!

About this course

  • Free
  • 4 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Executive Director, Living Well Institute Dr. Ginger Garner

Dr. Garner, PT, DPT, ATC-Ret is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate committed to improving access to physical therapy services. She is the CEO of Living Well Institute, which has trail blazed interdisciplinary training in Therapeutic Yoga and Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health, a private practice located in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Garner specializes in chronic pelvic pain including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, prolapse, and incontinence, and also serves the performing arts and public speaking community with her unique "voice to pelvic floor" therapy, as well as post hip arthroscopy rehab. Dr. Garner is the author of multiple textbooks and book chapters and has presented at more than 2 dozen conferences worldwide about integrative physical therapy and health promotion across a range of topics impacting pelvic and orthopaedic health. She is an adjunct and guest lecturer for several DPT programs worldwide on topics related to advocacy, as well as endocrinology and pelvic health; and she also teaches for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA NC Chapter, a Key Congressional Contact for APTA Private Practice, and a member of the Prenatal & 4th Trimester Task Force for APTA Academy of Pelvic Health. She most recently launched her new podcast on advocacy, the Living Well Podcast. Ginger lives with her family in Greensboro, NC. Visit her at,, and on Instagram and YouTube @drgingergarner

More Information

  • Total Cost of Certificate Program

    This complementary webinar is an introduction to how to use Integrative Lifestyle Medicine in practice, and also outlines the steps to completing the program. The cost for the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate program is $575. It can be earned entirely online.

  • Time Commitment & Benefits

    This complementary webinar is 1 hour. The ILM Certificate Program is 24 online hours. No previous experience in Integrative or Lifestyle Medicine is necessary. The skills you receive in this program will allow you to provide expanded wellness services via group, telehealth, or in-person visits.

  • Prerequisites

    A valid medical license (PT, OT, etc) in your state. No experience in yoga as Integrative Medicine or Lifestyle Medicine is necessary.

  • CE Credit

    This free webinar does not provide CE units, however the Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate does provide CE to PT and OT. We are an approved AOTA Provider as well as a PT Provider in many states. Please see the ILM Course for details.