Adaptive Yoga epub
EbookThe massive growth in the popularity of yoga as a form of exercise and as a method of maintaining whole-body wellness has led to thousands of published research studies confirming what yoga practitioners already know: Yoga relieves stress, improves mental and emotional health, enhances sleep, relieves low back pain and neck pain, promotes weight loss, and even enables smoking cessation. Further study has proven that yoga helps individuals with disabilities improve their functional activities of daily living, recover from injuries, gain mobility, experience less pain, and manage anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Adaptive Yoga takes these studies out of the research labs and onto the yoga mat to empower individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions to create an effective and safe yoga practice. If you work with these special populations as a yoga teacher or rehabilitative therapist, you will find guidance and recommended poses for some of the most common conditions and disabilities, including these:
- Low back pain
- Hip, knee, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal cord injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Lower limb amputation
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
In Adaptive Yoga, authors Ingrid Yang, MD, and Kyle Fahey, DPT, have combined their extensive backgrounds in yoga, medicine, and physical therapy with their unique insights and passion for movement and rehabilitation to present an essential guide for helping those with chronic conditions experience the countless physical and mental benefits of yoga practice.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Adaptive Yoga Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Adaptive Yoga With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceYoga teachers, physical therapists, and other qualified health care professionals who work with adults with chronic conditions or disabilities; a reference for individuals with those conditions or disabilities.
Table of ContentsPart I. Principles of Adapting Yoga
Chapter 1. Yoga as Rehabilitation
Chapter 2. How the Body Moves
Part II. Adapting Yoga for Specific Disabilities
Chapter 3. Low Back Pain
Chapter 4. Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
Chapter 5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 6. Lower Limb Amputation
Chapter 7. Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 8. Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 9. Stroke
Chapter 10. Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter 11. Cerebral Palsy
Reviews"Although the benefits of adaptive yoga for people with unique physical abilities are being increasingly recognized, there are no published guidelines for safe implementation. Dr. Yang's and Dr. Fahey's expertise in Adaptive Yoga fills a much-needed void. This will be a go-to guide—not only for people with disabilities but also for yoga instructors and for health care professionals hoping to integrate holistic interventions with their patients.”
—Kelly Krese, DPT, NCS, Neurologic Physical Therapist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab