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Yoga Therapy: A Contribution to Comprehensive Pain Care

Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT

Description:

People in pain are seeking yoga as a complement to their pain care. A growing number of medical professionals are recommending yoga to their patients and an increasing number of clinicians are integrating yoga into their professional practice. Clinicians and people in pain are in need of accessible and cost-effective treatment options that encompass an evidence-informed, biopsychosocial, patient-centered and empowering approach to chronic pain care.

Yoga therapy is a health practice that offers such an approach and is being more widely accepted and used as a viable therapeutic option perhaps partly due to the increase in evidence supporting the positive effects of yoga on patient outcomes, function and quality of life in many populations with persistent pain and pain associated conditions.

This presentation will highlight yoga therapy and its value in comprehensive pain management including how it can serve to potentially fill some of the gaps we currently face in pain care. The presentation will point to the research supporting yoga in pain care and offer clinical pearls that can be immediately integrated into practice.

After this presentation, you will:

  • Gain an introductory understanding of yoga therapy and how it is differentiated from modern postural yoga.
  • Learn how yoga therapy can contribute to evidence-informed comprehensive pain management and fill a variety of gaps.
  • Discover where to learn more and gain insight on how to refer your patients to an appropriate, safe and chronic pain-informed yoga practice.
  • Learn an accessible and practical technique and guidelines that can be immediately integrated into the clinic setting.

 

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