What is PhysioYoga?
PhysioYoga is a blend of the modern science of physical therapy and the ancient wisdom of Yoga Therapy. Physical therapists are experts at fixing injuries and teaching safe exercises. We use hands-on techniques, exercise and machines such as laser, electrical stimulation and ultrasound to help people heal their injuries.
Yoga Therapists are lifestyle management experts. Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga. Yoga Therapy practices include physical poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), visualization (Bhavana), guided relaxation and awareness exercises (Yoga Nidra), meditation and positive thinking.
PhysioYoga combines the tools of Physical Therapy and the tools of Yoga Therapy to identify the causes and contributing factors of your injuries or disease to help heal you faster and get you back to the activities you enjoy. We can even guide you to safe Yoga classes so you can practice Yoga in a community setting!
Why should I try PhysioYoga?
Stress is a major factor in 80-90 percent of illness, injury and disease. Medical research has proven that reducing the effects of stress on your body through Yoga is effective in improving health. Yoga has been shown to strengthen the immune system, reverse heart disease and diabetes, minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, improve mood and mental health, reduce chronic pain, improve healing, reduce blood pressure, improve respiratory health and much more. If you have an injury or disease that limits your enjoyment of life, PhysioYoga can help you be able to enjoy life again.
What is a typical PhysioYoga treatment?
After an extensive evaluation the therapist will create a customized program for you. A typical session might include hands on therapy such as massage and mobilization of your joints, learning and practicing physical poses, breathing exercises, visualization and meditation. Some sessions may also use traditional physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation, laser or ultrasound to help heal tissues faster. The therapist may also coach you on lifestyle modifications, diet and ergonomics to improve your health and well-being.
How is PhysioYoga different from physical therapy or a Yoga class?
Physical Therapists are experts at working with your physical body. Yoga Therapy recognizes that YOU are more than your physical body. Your thoughts, emotions, habits, outlook on life and even past traumas, injuries, surgeries and lifestyle affect your well-being today. Most Yoga classes today primarily focus on the physical aspects of Yoga such as postures and breathing. Many people with physical injuries or diseases are unable to participate in these typical Yoga classes due to physical limitations. Fizzy Yoga is able to modify and customize these poses to work for individual patients. If you can breathe, you can do PhysioYoga.
Click on the link below to connect to a list of research studies that show 117 health conditions that benefit from Yoga.