Ginger Garner has always described her therapeutic practice as ‘slow medicine’, offering an antidote to the ‘drive-thru’ for short term gain approach of ‘fast’ healthcare delivery.
The concept of ‘slow medicine’ is a perfect description of what this book covers and why yoga therapists and other healthcare professionals will find its content and approach invaluable as they strive to achieve long term health improvements and wellness in patients and clients.
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 by including the evidence base to facilitate the development of integrative health care practices and protocols.
• 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.
• Offers an antidote to the drive-thru short-term gain, long-term loss of ‘fast-food’ healthcare delivery.
• 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
- osteopathy and orthopaedics
- physical and rehabilitative medicine
- occupational therapy
- athletic training
- massage therapy
Chapter One Precepts for Safe Yoga Posture Practice in Medicine:
Chapter Two Using Algorithms in Medical Therapeutic Yoga
Chapter Three The Evidence Base
Chapter Four The Mechanical Foundations
Chapter Five Postural Biomechanics: Standing
Chapter Six Postural Biomechanics: Seated & Kneeling
Chapter Seven Postural Biomechanics: Supine
Chapter Eight Postural Biomechanics: Prone
Chapter Nine Postural Biomechanics: Inversions
Chapter Ten Putting It All Together: The Art of Yogic Medicine
Chapter Eleven Considerations for Medical Providers & Yoga Professionals
Addendum Virtual Toolkit Aids, Business Model Troubleshooting, Templates for MTY Practice, & Glossary of Terms