As a Physio and Yoga Therapist, I have found that movement and breathing is so important after an injury and if used correctly can quickly relieve symptoms, improve function and strengthen the body.
An assessment at YogaPlusPhysio will identify where help is needed and from there prescribe an individualised program, mainly encompassing therapeutic Yoga techniques with elements chosen to keep your needs and goals in mind. Yoga therapy uses different tools of Yoga (Yoga Postures or Asana, Breathing techniques or Pranayama, sound, visualisation and mindfulness ) to bring specific effects or outcomes according to the unique needs of the individual, YOU!
These techniques have an effect on the whole body and mind, and are very enjoyable to practice. Enjoyment is so important as it builds confidence, contributes to your ability to bring your program into your everyday life and also has a hugely positive effect on your nervous system, encouraging your body to find its own natural way to healing and comfort.
Prevent Future Occurrence
Often in our bodies we have predisposing factors that can contribute to pain and injury. These can be a result of long term poor postural and movement patterns. It is important that these factors are addressed so that you can help prevent future re-occurrence of your problem, or even prevent other issues from manifesting.
How Yoga Therapy Works for You
Over a period of time, you will be empowered to make shifts, in bite sized pieces towards resolving pain, restoring function and then working on strengthening both the affected areas as well as your whole system, to help prevent future re-occurrence and development of other issues. You will be guided through this process, but ultimately, you will learn how Yoga Therapy works for you!
This approach will eventually lessen your dependence on physios and other medical practitioners as it is very holistic, educational and self empowering.
When you are ready it is advisable to continue to manage your condition by attending Yogaplusphysio classes or more general Yoga classes as you become stronger and fitter. Regular home practice will of course be the key and you will be supported and encouraged to bring this into your lifestyle.