Some of the benefits that physio-yoga therapy can offer are:
Physically, it can improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, postural body & breath awareness, circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, respiration, immune function, bone strength, normalization of blood pressure and reduction or normalization of body weight. Mentally, it can improve your alertness, concentration, sleep patterns; reduce stress and anxiety and improve your ability to relax. This is just a small list of many more benefits that physio-yoga, physiyoga, medical therapeutic yoga or professional yoga therapy can offer. The key benefit is an overall state of health and wellbeing.
Some of the common conditions addressed are:
Back and neck pain, other musculoskeletal injuries (shoulders, hips, knees, etc), chronic or persistent pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, pelvic pain disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, 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 that physio-yoga also plays in injury prevention and overall health and wellness! Dr. Timothy McCall, has recently published a list of 75 health conditions that yoga has benefited that has been supported by RESEARCH! This is a noteworthy list. An entire organization and many dedicated individuals and groups have been working hard for several years, some for even decades, in efforts to bridge the gap between therapeutic yoga and our current healthcare system.
There is currently an online public directory of “Physio-Yoga” Therapists (Licensed Physical Therapists using Yoga as therapy) across North America: www.fizzyyoga.info
PYTS has a directory of Professional Yoga Therapists that have graduated from the program, so you can see who is offering services in or near your area.