ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 30, 2016
Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care
By (author) Ginger Garner
For yoga to be used safely as medicine and to meet the needs of today’s society, yoga postures should evolve by embracing the current evidence base. Medical Therapeutic Yoga provides this evolution. * This book serves as a modern, non-dogmatic, evidence-based guide to yoga posture and breath prescription based on the most current biomechanical and neurophysiological theory and common mechanisms of injury. * Medical Therapeutic Yoga covers injury prevention and wellness, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and organizational and professional health and well-being. * The book applies yoga as medicine for physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sports medicine, pain management, and physical and rehabilitative medicine. * Evolution of the postures and breath techniques, via the evidence-based precepts presented in the book, will provide a patient-centered biopsychosocial model of assessment through the lens of integrative medicine and orthopaedics.*Medical Therapeutic Yoga brings a large body of work, known as medical therapeutic yoga, to health care professionals, making provision for safe and relevant application of yoga postures as medicine. * The book is accompanied by an online reference of photographic sequences for medical yoga program planning and prescription. This book will be invaluable for health care professionals, yoga therapists, and yoga teachers, including but not limited to: * physical therapy and manual therapy * chiropractic * osteopathy and orthopaedics * physical and rehabilitative medicine * occupational therapy * athletic training * massage therapy
Ginger is an integrative physical therapist (PT), athletic trainer (ATC), educator, and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing studies in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Ms. Garner began work in the field of integrative therapies in 1995, after becoming licensed in sports medicine. She developed Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) as a postgraduate, interdisciplinary certification over a 20 year span, and has been teaching the curriculum for over 10 years. Ginger is a pro bono consultant with universities in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Canada, where MTY is being used as part of the master’s and doctoral physical therapy curriculum. The program, which provides educational competencies for using yoga in interdisciplinary medical fields, is a first of its kind in the US. Ginger’s clinical specialties include public health education, orthopaedics, pain management, and maternal health. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ginger considers her most important work to be patient advocacy, where through multimedia platforms she works to increase awareness of, and eliminate barriers to, receiving holistic and integrative health care. Ginger can be contacted at www.gingergarner.com and www.professionalyogatherapy.org.