The Top 10 Yoga and Pain Science Resources for Physiotherapists
Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko, and Marlysa Sullivan joined us for a complimentary live training where they shared their top yoga and pain science resources for physiotherapists, yoga therapists, and healthcare professionals. We have summarized their recommendations including all relevant links for you below.
Here are their Top 10 Resources (in no particular order):
- During the webinar, Neil, Shelly, and Marlysa shared some of the research from their new book, Yoga and Science in Pain Care. You can get your own copy by going here!
- Bridgebuilders to Awareness in Healthcare (For rehab professionals integrating yoga)
- Yoga Therapy Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals
- The First Five Steps by Neil Pearson
- Yoga Therapy Health: Marlysa Sullivan is starting an online certification for healthcare professionals to integrate yoga tools in their practice. It will be four courses total. It is not on the website yet but will be put up here. If you are interested email Marlysa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Marlysa Sullivan’s open access paper on Yoga and Polyvagal Theory
- Schools of Interest: Embodied Yoga Therapy in Ottawa, Yoga Therapy International in Vancouver, and Inner Peace Yoga Therapy in Colorado
- Yoga4cancer (y4c) has a white paper that describes the beneficial effects of yoga for people with cancer
- PhysioYoga with Shelly Prosko
- Pain Care U with Neil Pearson
On this webinar, we also discussed courses and conference for those interested in pursuing yoga teacher training, enhancing their knowledge of yoga, or exploring the integration of yoga into their existing physiotherapy practice.
Here are the suggested courses and conferences:
- On IAYT you can find information about Yoga Therapy programs and also the SYTAR conference (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research)
- Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga
- Global Consortium on Yoga Therapy (Next meeting in Brazil)
- The Network Yoga Therapy Conference in Amsterdam
- Matthew Taylor's courses and book
- Neil Pearson's online courses
- Shelly Prosko's online courses
One of the advantages of learning about yoga therapy and learning how to integrate it into our practices is that yoga starts with an integrative view. We are an integrated unit. We are working with humans, rather than working with a condition.
Here’s a clip from the conversation where Neil Pearson explains this concept further: