Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) offers an innovative methodology which changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice from, but yet a complementary arm to, yoga and yoga therapy. This book introduces the healthcare professional in use and application of physical yoga practice in a biopsychosocial model of assessment for any practice setting and patient or wellness population, and also provides the yoga instructor and yoga therapist the knowledge-base and opportunity to establish a healthy dialogue and partnership-based relationship with healthcare providers who practice medical therapeutic yoga.
About the Author: Ginger Garner, is an integrative physical therapist (DPT), athletic trainer (ATC), educator, and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Institute®. You can visit her website at GingerGarner.com.
- Precepts for integration of yoga in rehabilitation
- The biopsychosocial model for yoga in healthcare
- Neurophysiological foundations for evidence in practice: historical and contemporary support
- Respiratory assessment and special tests
- Functional movement assessment algorithm
- Standing postures
- Seated postures
- Supine postures
- Prone postures
- Applied Medical Therapeutic Yoga
- Considerations for medical providers and yoga professionals