What is Physio-Yoga Therapy (PYT)

PicturePYT is a type of rehabilitation therapy that combines both evidence-based Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy resulting in a more holistic approach to your treatment experience.Physiotherapy is a well respected health care profession that uses evidence-based treatment methods to help clients restore and maintain optimal movement and function, as well as provide education on health maintenance and injury prevention. As licensed health care professionals, physiotherapists have extensive training and knowledge about how the body functions.  Specialized manual skills are used to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of injuries, disease symptoms and disabilities.

Yoga Therapy applies yoga principles and techniques to specific acute or chronic illnesses or states of disease or imbalance. Yoga is an ancient system of health that enables you to use your body, mind, breath and spirit as one unit, therefore enhancing and promoting an overall balanced lifestyle of health and well-being. Yoga Therapy is an emerging profession that has resulted from the popularity of yoga in the western world. This is mainly because of its effectiveness in delivering a holistic approach to healing and the focus that it places on self empowerment and self healing. Medical research shows it is among the most effective complementary therapies in treating health problems.

 

The Benefits of Physio-Yoga Therapy

Picture When practiced regularly, the benefits are numerous.  Physically, PYT can improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, postural alignment, body awareness, circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, respiration, immune function, strengthen bones, normalize blood pressure and reduce or normalize body weight.  Mentally, it can improve your alertness, concentration, sleep patterns; reduce stress and anxiety and improve your ability to relax. The key benefit is an overall state of health and wellbeing.

Some of the common conditions addressed are:

Back and neck pain, musculoskeletal injuries (shoulders, hips, knees, etc), chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines/headaches, pregnancy, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, urinary stress or urge incontinence. It is worthy to note the role PYT plays in injury prevention and overall health and wellness!