This is the first place I send patients and client for more information. The first part of my practice philosophy is "Understanding" . these resources help you understand more about your pain and how to work toward freedom from you pain. I'm always adding more to this page, so check back often. If you would like regular updates click below:
Sample Yoga Class
When you are looking for a teacher, guide or physical therapist you need to feel like it's the right fit. So try a class and see if you like my teaching style. This is a gentle class but it challenges those core muscles, I call it: Core on the Floor.
Learn More About Chronic Pain
I follow these groups to learn more about pain. The research is good and I implement treatment tools into practice any chance I get:
- Body in Mind (http://www.bodyinmind.org/). The researchers write blog posts to help us get a better understanding of how and why we experience pain.
- Graded Motor Imagery (http://www.gradedmotorimagery.com/) is a rehabilitation process to move and also train the brain.
- Cognitive Functional Therapy helps to overcome fear of movement and misconceptions about pain that keep you from healing. (Pain-ed.com)
- These 3 groups have great videos to help you understand pain:
Why Things Hurt
Patient Case after Cognitive Functional Therapy
I recently read a case study using Cognitive Functional Therapy for low back pain. As I was reading it, I was amazed at how I was already implementing. This interview will give you an idea of the process.
- Book with CD of 8 Audio Meditations:
- You are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Well-Being, 2013. Authors are V. Burch and D. Penman
- University of California San Diego, Center for Mindfulness Website
- Free Audio Guided Meditations: http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/programs/mbsr/Pages/audio.aspx
- If you are new to a practice of Mindfulness, I suggest starting with the shorter clips
- Self Compassion Guided Meditations (Click on the Practices tab)
Yoga and Mindful Practice Resources from other Physical Therapists:
- Seth Oberst's Mindful Movement Audio Course
- Pelvic Floor Galore by Shelley Prosko: http://physioyoga.ca/blog (Feb 22, 2015 blog post)
- I love this modified pose for Downward Dog by Rachel Krentzman: