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The Gut–Brain Axis: Unveiling a Silent Culprit in Healthcare (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Nelson Gonzalez, OTR/L, CHHC, CCT, CPMT, CORE, CLT

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Financial: Nelson Gonzalez receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Nelson Gonzalez has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 64 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from those of standard MedBridge courses.

Do you want to equip yourself with the latest science to better manage chronic stress in your patients?

This webinar addresses a critical gap in current chronic stress management by exploring the emerging science of the gut-brain axis. Often overlooked, the gut microbiome significantly influences stress response and vice versa. This session, designed for the healthcare team, will bridge the gap between traditional approaches and this new frontier, guiding practitioners with integrating gut health considerations into their practice for improved client outcomes.

Join us and discover the potential of the gut-brain axis to revolutionize your approach to chronic stress management.

This webinar is ideal for healthcare professionals working in various settings, including hospitals, home health, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation centers.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the gut-brain axis and its key components, including the gut microbiome, enteric nervous system, and central nervous system
  • Identify the bidirectional communication between the gut microbiome and the central nervous system, and its influence on stress response
  • List potential strategies for incorporating gut health considerations into therapy interventions for chronic stress management
  • Highlight the potential benefits of addressing the gut-brain axis for improving client outcomes in chronic stress management, including improved mood, sleep, and cognitive function

Meet Your Instructor

Nelson Gonzalez, OTR/L, CHHC, CCT, CPMT, CORE, CLT

Nelson been an occupational therapy practitioner for over 19 years, with an array of certifications and specialties including Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Cupping Therapist, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Certified Oncology Rehabilitation Expert, LSVT-BIG, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. He is the executive director/administrator of Rehab Without Walls(R) Neuro Rehabilitation (Florida division). Nelson…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Unveiling the Gut–Brain Connection: Understanding the Gut Microbiome and Its Impact on Stress

Chapter 1 dives into the fascinating world of the gut–brain axis. It unpacks the concept, defining its key elements, like the gut microbiome, enteric nervous system, and central nervous system. You’ll then explore the intricate dance between these components, uncovering how the gut microbiome talks to the brain and vice versa, shaping our stress response in profound ways.

2. Bridging the Gap: Integrating the Gut Into Your Chronic Stress Management Tool Kit

Chapter 2 shifts gears, critically examining the limitations of traditional chronic stress management approaches. We’ll acknowledge their strengths while recognizing how neglecting the gut–brain axis creates a gap in comprehensive care. This chapter then empowers you, the practitioner, by exploring various strategies to integrate gut health considerations seamlessly into your existing tool kit for managing chronic stress.

3. Revolutionizing Care: The Gut­–Brain Axis and Improved Patient Outcomes in Chronic Stress Management

Chapter 3 ignites optimism by showcasing the potential benefits of incorporating the gut–brain axis into chronic stress management. You’ll explore how addressing this connection can lead to improved client outcomes, like better mood, sleep, and cognitive function. We’ll then delve into a captivating comparison, contrasting traditional approaches with those that embrace the gut–brain axis. By understanding the unique strengths and potential applications of each method, you can confidently choose the most effective strategies for your clients within your specific field.

4. Question and Answer Session

This chapter is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by the instructor.

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