For several years, the popularity of yoga has continued to increase. Often perceived as a gentle and spiritual activity, this discipline is also very physical. Karine Godin-Lambert has been a physiotherapist for 6 years. As a yoga instructor, she knows the many benefits of this activity!
Yoga can become a very interesting complement to physiotherapy by working on various aspects of the client’s life whether it is the physiological aspect, healthy lifestyle habits and / or psychological state (stress, anxiety, etc.).
Yoga focuses on the management of strength, muscle control, flexibility, mobility, but also balance. Several studies have also demonstrated the benefits of Yoga on mental concentration, sleep quality and stress.
At Physio + Hamel, the physiotherapist will prepare Yoga sessions with you by selecting movements that meet your targeted problem. You can then repeat these sessions at home to continue the work done in the clinic.
The issues targeted by our Physio-Yoga therapists are:
- Chronic pain
- Stress management
- Back pain
Let’s not forget that some physiotherapy professionals have been using yoga-inspired postures or sequences as part of treatments for certain musculoskeletal problems for a very long time. Here are 5 reasons to practice yoga and incorporate it into your physiotherapy exercises:
- Gain flexibility and mobility
- Improved posture
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased functions of the digestive system
- Important role in healing and rehabilitation
Make an appointment online for a consultation to begin your health journey.