Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care
by Dr. Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/LAT, PYT
Available in the United Kingdom September 22
& USA, Canada, & Worldwide October 22
Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a comprehensive and scholarly book that effectively bridges the gap between allied medical fields and yoga. This landmark volume documents the continuity of yoga with our contemporary understanding of neuromuscular function. Medical therapeutic Yoga is a well-written, beautifully illustrated, and scientifically documented volume that provides an in depth knowledge of the physiological, anatomical, and neurophysiological links to the evolved historical traditions of yoga."
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Distinguished University Scientist
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation
Medical Therapeutic Yoga offers health care professionals a thorough roadmap to understanding how yoga might be used in their practices and the "how-to" as well. The dense citations create a comfortable foundation for even the most conservative provider that this work is grounded in the best evidence. Rather that patching yoga onto a health care practice, Garner guides the reader into how they can seamlessly weave the healing power of yoga into the very fabric of their vocation."
Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD
Past-president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, author of Fostering Creativity in Rehabilitation, expert witness for yoga injuries, and director of Smart Safe Yoga.
Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) offers an innovative methodology which changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice from, but yet a complementary arm to, yoga and yoga therapy. This book introduces the health care professional in use and application of physical yoga practice in a biopsychosocial model of assessment for any practice setting and patient or wellness population, and also provides the yoga instructor and yoga therapist the knowledge-base and opportunity to establish a healthy dialogue and partnership-based relationship with healthcare providers who practice medical therapeutic yoga.
About the Author
Dr. Ginger Garner is a veteran therapist devoted to helping people overcome trauma and pain. She has spent her over 25 year career using yoga as therapy and training health care professionals to use yoga for both medical and self-care. Dr. Garner is the founder of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute, an international, interdisciplinary medical yoga therapy certification for health care professionals. Dr. Garner serves at multiple universities, lecturing, consulting, and conducting research to integrate therapeutic yoga into the medical classroom and patient care. She maintains an international speaking schedule as a course developer and educator and is an advocate for equal rights in, and access to, biopsychosocial-driven healthcare via improving health literacy for use of yoga in wellness and medicine, particularly for fostering gender equity in healthcare, improved access to physical therapy, and social justice for mothers. Ginger lives with her family in the United States. Visit her website here: gingergarner.com.
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