There has recently been a surge in popularity of a type of rehabilitation service that some of us Physical Therapists are offering. The surge was a result of an article that was posted in “Yahoo! Shine” about how actress Kim Cattrall claimed “Fizzy Yoga” saved her life. She was referring to “PhysiYoga”, a term that her Physical Therapist, Diana Zotos Florio, uses to describe her brilliantly combined skills and services of physical therapy and yoga. Since I also offer the same type of therapy services, which I label as “PhysioYoga Therapy” (a combination of physical therapy and therapeutic yoga), the reporter contacted me and included a quote from our interview. This has led to an influx of inquiries that has been nearly impossible for me to keep up with the replies, so I thought I would answer the most common questions here in this month’s blog!
What is PhysiYoga? PhysiYoga, PhysioYoga, Yoga Physio, YogaPhysical Therapy, medical therapeutic yoga, medical yoga therapy… are just a few of the titles you may come across when physical therapists define and label the art and science of combining their physical therapy skills as licensed health care professionals with their years of training in yoga or yoga therapy and ongoing self yoga practise. All of these titles can be interpreted as offering similar services; however, each physical therapist may slightly differ in their approach depending on the type of yoga or yoga therapy training they have received and experienced.
So what is PhysioYoga?