“Medical Therapeutic Yoga makes a unique contribution to effective interprofessional partnerships in healthcare. Replete with exceptional expertise, understanding, and care, it provides a detailed biopsychosocial model for using yoga in both preventive and rehabilitative healthcare. I applaud and highly recommend this important book.”
President, Center for Partnership Studies, author of The Chalice and the Blade, co-author of Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships.
“Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a comprehensive and scholarly book that effectively bridges the gap between allied medical fields and yoga. This landmark volume documents the continuity of yoga with our contemporary understanding of neuromuscular function. Medical therapeutic Yoga is a well-written, beautifully illustrated, and scientifically documented volume that provides an in depth knowledge of the physiological, anatomical, and neurophysiological links to the evolved historical traditions of yoga.”
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Distinguished University Scientist
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation
Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a brilliant text. Ginger Garner gives us a masterful model for medicine that encompasses the importance of the physiologic, psychologic, social, and even societal stability and strength that can be easily applied to any patient suffering from acute or chronic pain through breath, movement, music, and other methods to establish healing. I am so grateful that Ginger has lived this method and shares it with compassion for all healers and our patients.
Jessica Drummond, DCN, MPT, CCN, CHC
Founder, The Integrative Women’s Health Institute
“Medical Therapeutic Yoga offers health care professionals a thorough roadmap to understanding how yoga might be used in their practices and the “how-to” as well. The dense citations create a comfortable foundation for even the most conservative provider that this work is grounded in the best evidence. Rather that patching yoga onto a health care practice, Garner guides the reader into how they can seamlessly weave the healing power of yoga into the very fabric of their vocation.
Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD
Past-president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, author of Fostering Creativity in Rehabilitation, expert witness for yoga injuries, and director of www.smartsafeyoga.com
“Dr. Ginger Garner has masterfully explored the bio in the biopsychosocial model of healthcare while simultaneously embracing the psychosocial contributions of yoga philosophies. By weaving the richness of the yoga tradition with the modern postural-structural-
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500
Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching
“This book is an incredible accomplishment of integrating physical therapy and yoga. Ginger not only provides complete details of the theory behind Medical Therapeutic Yoga, but also includes detailed descriptions of assessment and therapeutic interventions.”
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, ERYT500, CYT
Author of the chapter Yoga Therapy, in Integrative Pain Management, Handspring Publishing, 2015
“Ginger Garner’s book fulfills the need of health care professionals who are interested in medical therapeutic yoga, as well as yoga teachers and therapists who are working with people with medical conditions. The book is researched like an academic book, but also contains easy to use step-by-step practical suggestions that will be of great value for a large variety of health care and yoga practitioners.”
Staffan Elgelid. PhD, PT, GCFP, C-IAYT
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College.
Editor of Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice, and co-author of Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety.
“It is no small task to be able to integrate the different approaches and language that exist between modern healthcare and yoga; yet, Dr. Garner succeeds in establishing this important bridge by developing a creative paradigm for rehabilitation and wellness care. Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a paramount contribution to our current healthcare system’s acceptance and welcoming of the use of yoga as an effective, safe and much needed biopyschosocial addition to the complementary rehabilitation therapies.”
Shelly Prosko, PT, PYT, CPI
Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist