Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, PCAYT, is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, author, speaker and educator dedicated to empowering individuals to create and sustain meaningful lives by teaching and advocating for the integration of yoga into modern healthcare. She is a respected pioneer of PhysioYoga, a combination of physiotherapy and yoga.
Shelly guest lectures at medical colleges, teaches at yoga therapy schools and yoga teacher trainings, speaks internationally at yoga therapy and medical conferences, contributes to yoga academic research and offers continuing education courses for yoga and healthcare professionals on topics surrounding chronic pain, pelvic health, compassion and professional burnout. Her courses are highly sought after and have been well received by many physiotherapists, yoga professionals and other healthcare providers.
She is a Pain Care Aware Lead Trainer and has authored book chapters in several rehabilitation textbooks and is co-editor and co-author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain by Singing Dragon Publishers. She is also known for her TEDx talk: Pushing Boundaries in Physiotherapy.
Shelly is a University of Saskatchewan graduate and has extensive training in numerous specialty areas with over 24 years of experience integrating yoga therapy into rehabilitation and wellness care. She emphasizes the immense value gained from clinical experience and learning from her patients, the professionals she teaches and the colleagues with which she collaborates. She considers herself a lifelong student, truth seeker and change maker. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada and provides online mentorship to professionals who are interested in pursuing this integrative path.
In addition to her many skills as a healthcare practitioner, Shelly is also an accomplished figure skater and has traveled the world with many professional ice shows. She is passionate about music, dance and spending quality time with family and friends. Shelly believes that meaningful connections, spending time in nature and sharing joy can be powerful contributors to healing and well-being.
Please visit www.physioyoga.ca for more info and resources.
“Thank you for getting us all interested and motivated! I really loved how you handled our group with humor and sensitivity. Also, the way that you are empowered by yoga and are so passionate about it was infectious. What you said about all the different ways that yoga benefits the body was very poignant for me. Thanks again so much. I had a great session with you and loved your inspiring, free flowing ways. You were so authentic and pure of heart.”