I have been a Doctor of Physical Therapy for 20 years. I take pride in exploring all options when trying to heal my patients. Some practitioners like to focus on one form of treatment but I don't believe that is most beneficial for my patients. I like to treat my patients as if they have an allergy and take a strategic approach to find the specific movements, exercises, stretches, and manual treatment to rid my patients of pain. Most importantly, I like to educate my patients so they can be independent in treating themselves and reduce the risk of injury in the future.
I was originally just a work-out enthusiast that heard about this amazing Yoga instructor, Adrian Molina. I first hand saw how his clients were drawn to him and would do anything to take his classes. He taught me so much about Yoga over the years and I would help him with his occasional injuries. This experience allowed me to help my patients that were injured from Yoga or just wanted to get back to practicing Yoga after suffering and injury.
Physical Therapy is a very diverse field. For me, it is a way to help people learn about their bodies. It allows me to learn how all people handle their injuries differently and therefore the treatment will most likely be different. But physical therapy is not just helping people recover from their injuries, it is helping them reduce the risk of getting injured. I believe physical therapy can help Yoga instructors by giving them the knowledge to guide their practices to reduce the risk of injuries and be aware of what movements, positions, or exercises can be helpful or hurtful.