Lower back and neck pain affects 1 billion people worldwide! The World Health Organization (WHO) names low back pain as the leading cause of disability across the globe (Murray et al., 2012, Vos et al., 2012). As more and more people work, study and play in hunched/slumped/repetitive postures, the result is a pandemic of chronic spinal conditions that negatively affect health, productivity and quality of life.
The Spine Care PhysioYoga program is designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of spinal conditions through a yoga-based practice of therapeutic exercise. The opportunity to perform active exercises (disguised in the form of yoga) between physiotherapy/chiropractic/massage therapy sessions is beneficial in maximizing treatment outcomes. Spine Care PhysioYoga provides the space and professional guidance to safely and effectively integrate therapeutic exercise into your treatment plan. This evidence-based program also aims to help prevent future injury/disability and promote optimal mobility, health and wellness.
This program is designed and safe for:
anyone with a spinal condition or spinal pain wishing to incorporate therapeutic movement into their rehabilitation program
those with any of the following spinal conditions: degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, whiplash, neck pain, thoracic/rib pain, low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis of the spine, spinal stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, cervicogenic headaches, sciatica...
In a small group setting, Spine Care Yoga is designed to guide you through gentle movements that promote blood flow to facilitate healing, and to foster a balance between strength (or stability) and flexibility (or mobility), to re-align the spine. A typical class will incorporate a variety of standing strength and balance poses, core stability, breath work, mobility/flexibility moves, and self-myofascial release techniques with the aim of supporting healing, and restoring function. No previous yoga experience is required.
Created and taught by Shelagh Haynes, physiotherapist and certified yoga instructor, these evidence-based 60 min classes are knowingly designed to progress you week by week over the 8 class series.