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Integration of Yoga in Healthcare:  Hope and Possibility for People in Pain with Shelly Prosko, PT, CPI, C-IAYT

Thursday, Feb 27 @ 7 pm

College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Health Sciences E-Wing Room 1130

Yoga is one of the most popular complementary health practices in North America and is steadily gaining popularity as an effective approach used by healthcare professionals to help people with a variety of conditions including chronic pain. Yoga therapy offers a framework that is person-centered, empowering, compassionate, evidence-informed and includes addressing the whole person. Yoga techniques offer accessible, safe and cost-effective practices that can be integrated into any rehabilitation program in the clinic or used independently at home. A rapidly increasing number of clinicians and rehabilitation professionals are integrating yoga into pain care partly due to the growing evidence that shows yoga can improve patient outcomes, function and quality of life in many populations.

Details of all the other presentations and to sign-up: Click HERE

Shelly Prosko is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, pioneer of PhysioYoga, and educator with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into physiotherapy and working with people in pain. She offers online and onsite courses for yoga and health professionals and workshops for people in pain, teaches in physiotherapy and yoga programs, presents at yoga and medical conferences globally, contributes to academic research and writing, and provides mentorship to health professionals. Shelly is a Pain Care U Trainer and is co-editor/author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

This series has been brought to you by the College of Medicine Alumni Association. All sessions are FREE to attend however donations are encouraged. Funds received will support Medical Students’ charitable initiatives through sponsorship. Questions? Please email annemarie.cey@usask.ca


About this Event

Join College of Medicine alumni and faculty at this free lecture series starting Thursday, January 23 and running for SIX consecutive weeks. You will learn about current health and wellness research, trends and innovations that may affect you and your loved ones. Each lecture is approximately one hour (including time for questions) with refreshments to follow. All lectures will be recorded and available for viewing on the College of Medicine website (under Alumni and Giving) and live streamed. Please check back soon for live stream links.