Incorporating yoga into the recovery processes has its unique physical rehabilitation benefits. If you’ve never done yoga before, know that practicing at any level can effectively create flexibility and strength throughout the body. Yoga on the surface may not seem like much of a workout, but the poses, or asanas, keep your heart rate elevated, increase oxygen uptake, and utilize muscles across your entire body—all of which boost your burn.

At Therapydia Tampa, every patient receives one-on-one treatments with a physical therapist. Your yoga program for rehab or performance will be tailored to your movement deficiencies found upon your initial assessment in coordination with the client-directed goals. Your therapist will evaluate your whole body in order to identify the key players limiting your overall mobility and strength. After the evaluation, the therapist will have an open discussion with you to help you understand the exam findings.

Yoga-Based Physical Therapy

If you’re injured, engaging in physical exercise may seem out of the question. However, compared to other forms of exercise, yoga is a low-impact activity, requiring less force dissipation upon the musculoskeletal system. With yoga, you can work around your injury to build up strength and flexibility. Beyond its more obvious benefits, yoga exercises and poses are adaptable and modifiable for all parts of your body. That way, you can work around your injury and still continue to do yoga.

With yoga, you can slowly and safely enter into utilizing different muscle groups during your physical therapy program. Yoga has hundreds of different poses exploring every joint in the body while also focusing on muscular strength and endurance.

There are many different forms of yoga that work to align the body and calm the mind. Your physical therapist will work with you to customize a treatment plan that incorporates specific yoga poses and exercises based on your movement needs. Yoga works by not only lengthening the muscles in your body to relieve chronic tension, but also provide you with core stability training to reduce your risk of injury.

Yoga Therapy and Wellness

The mission of the Yoga Therapy and Wellness programs is to empower you to take an active role in your healthcare and well-being for years to come. Cross-training with yoga offers an opportunity for athletes to improve their performance and stay injury-free. For runners, yoga can help lengthen your stride and help you develop a more fluid running form. For many high impact activities such as CrossFit, muscles contract but there’s not enough elongation. Yoga-based poses allow you to perform movements through your full range of motion. Practicing some yoga poses as part of your warm down will give you better flexibility, help thwart injury, and invigorate your body to reach greater heights with your other forms of exercise or sport.

Yoga Therapy blends therapeutic manual techniques with private yoga instruction to help heal your body inside and out. Yoga Wellness is ideal for anyone looking to gain flexibility as a means to enhance performance or just feel better in their bodies. Yoga has a multitude of benefits that extend beyond the physical. It guides you onto a path of mindfulness, which places you en route to relaxation in today’s busy world.

Yoga therapy or wellness will both start off with a thorough 1-hour assessment. From there, you and your PT will work together to create a program that suites your needs and goals.

Initial 1-hour evaluation:
• Your first session will start off with a complete head-to-toe assessment to help us tailor a treatment plan just for you.
• During your assessment, we will pinpoint musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms through a physical examination by our physical therapist.
• Treatment will also be included at the end of the session based on the findings.

Follow-up treatment session:
• Private sessions guided by a 200-hour vinyasa trained physical therapist, with each session catered to the individual’s needs
• Develop a home practice to guide the individual through poses that will be used in a customized home program, with an included home packet print-out
• Hands-on manual work by the therapist to address mobility restrictions, to include, but not limited to: manual stretches, myofascial release, massage, and joint mobilizations followed up by a guided yoga practice

Your physical therapist can give you more information on what types of movements you’ll be cleared to do and improve your technique if you’re interested in applying yoga to your current wellness regimen. At Therapydia Tampa, you will receive one-on-one guidance by a physical therapist. If integrated into a physical therapy program, yoga therapy is covered by insurance and will be billed according to your insurance contract. Call us today to schedule your appointment.