Expert Series: Yoga as a Therapeutic Approach in Pelvic Health Care with Shelly Prosko
Yoga is one of the most popular complementary health practices and is increasingly becoming more recognized and valued by health professionals and organizations. We have growing research that shows yoga can be safe and effective for people with certain pelvic health conditions.
This course will introduce yoga therapy as a practical and accessible approach for people with various pelvic floor dysfunctions.
What you’ll learn...
- Gain an introductory understanding of how yoga practices and principles might be used as an adjunct approach to support optimal pelvic floor health for people who may be suffering from a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
- Gain basic, introductory knowledge of yoga, yoga therapy, and PhysioYoga.
- Understand and appreciate the practical value, accessibility and benefits of integrating yoga into physiotherapy treatments.
- Outline biopsychosocial factors that can influence pelvic floor function and performance and how yoga can play a role in addressing these factors using a panca maya kosha model of health.
A growing body of research suggests that therapeutic yoga can be used as an effective and safe form of complementary therapy for numerous dysfunctions, including a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
This 40 minute complimentary course serves as an introduction to the use of yoga therapy as a complementary approach to help people who are suffering from various pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Whether you are a pelvic floor physiotherapist looking to expand your current approach or a rehab or yoga professional wanting to learn more about pelvic health and yoga therapy, this course is meant to introduce how yoga can address pelvic floor health in an evidence-informed manner.
About our panelist
Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, CPI
Shelly is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, writer and clinician dedicated to empowering individuals to create and sustain meaningful lives by teaching and advocating for the integration of yoga into modern healthcare. She is a respected pioneer of PhysioYoga, a combination of physiotherapy and yoga.
Shelly guest lectures at medical colleges, teaches at yoga therapy schools and yoga teacher trainings, speaks internationally at yoga therapy and medical conferences, contributes to academic research, provides mentorship to healthcare professionals and offers onsite and online continuing education courses for yoga and healthcare professionals on topics surrounding chronic pain, pelvic health, compassion and professional burnout. Her courses and retreats are highly sought after and have been well received by many physiotherapists, yoga professionals and other healthcare providers. She is a Pain Care Yoga Trainer and has contributed to book chapters and is co-editor and co-author of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain by Singing Dragon Publishers.
Shelly is a University of Saskatchewan graduate and has extensive training in yoga therapy and numerous specialty areas with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into rehabilitation and wellness care. She emphasizes the immense value gained from clinical experience and learning from her patients, the professionals she teaches and the colleagues with which she collaborates. She considers herself a lifelong student. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Canada and mentors professionals who are interested in pursuing this integrative path.
Shelly believes that meaningful connections, spending time in nature and sharing joy can be powerful contributors to healing and well-being.
Please visit www.physioyoga.ca for more info and resources.