How Does Yoga Help Physiotherapy?

How Does Yoga Help Physiotherapy?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to combining Physio and Yoga;

  • Some will embrace Yoga and Physiotherapy
  • Other will negate Yoga as a worthwhile practice

But which is more appropriate for meeting your needs?

For myself as a Physiotherapist, I’ve experienced both sides of the coin. I’ve seen some great benefits from combining yoga and physiotherapy treatment – especially for reducing neural tissue sensitisation and myofascial limitation. However on the other hand, I’ve also seen some patients who have tried yoga and sustained injuries because of poor technique and a lack of knowledge.


Why Attend Physiyoga?

You will learn valuable techniques and skills that will help you get the best from your body everyday.

Physiyoga will help identify your key problem areas and provide movement modifications suitable for you. By taking this class, you will also improve your:

  • Breathing – you will learn to breathe with movement and use breath to assist relaxation and improve mobility. We will also focus on mindfulness with movement.
  • Strength – use your own body weight to provide resistance and increase your muscle strength. Improved strength will help you move better and more freely.
  • Flexibility – practice controlled breathing with various yoga postures to improve your overall flexibility. This will help you put your shoes on easily and reach behind you without causing injury!
  • Balance – the combination of flexibility and strength will help improve your balance and assist you with everyday activities.


So What Next?

Having an understanding of your body can assist you in various aspects of your life. Our Physiyoga will help you learn about the ways in which you can make small changes to improve your lifestyle. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a friend and join us at our next Physiyoga class.