S1-E06 – Treating Persistent Pain with Physio Yoga

In this interview with Shelly Prosko, she shares with me how physio yoga can be used to treat persistent pain.  Before Shelly started her career as a physiotherapist, she was involved in yoga, and it became an integral part of her life.  After realizing the benefits of yoga, she was passionate about bringing it to her patients in her physio practice.  Yoga is not only calming and gentle, but it can be used as a method to holistically treat your patients.  

You’ll get some great ideas from Shelly about how to educate your patients and to empower them to reach their physiotherapy goals, such as working with your patient to create a Daily Plan of respite, calming and challenging exercises that they can choose from in order to optimize their daily success.

Interview Guest:

Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist and Pilates Instructor has been treating patients since 1998. She received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, her Medical Therapeutic Yoga training through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in North Carolina and her Pilates Certification through Professional Health & Fitness Institute in Maryland. She is a pioneer in Physio Yoga Therapy, which is a combination of Physical Therapy and Medical Therapeutic Yoga. She has worked with people suffering from a wide variety of conditions, including persistent pain, and brings her talents to physical therapy clinics and long term care facilities across Canada and the United States.


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