The book takes an integrated approach to pain rehabilitation and combines pain science, rehabilitation and yoga with evidence-based approaches from respected contributors. They demonstrate how to integrate the concepts, philosophies and practices of yoga and pain science in working with pain clients.
An essential and often overlooked part of pain rehabilitation is listening to, working with, learning from, and validating the person in pain’s lived experience. This book focuses on how practitioners can apply patient-centered care and shared decision making in yoga therapy. The book expounds on the movement to a more partnership-based biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare where the patient is an active participant, as opposed to a model where the healthcare provider is “fixing” the passive patient. It also explains how practitioners can address the entire human being in pain, and how to include the person as an expert for more effective and self-empowered care.
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc (RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500 is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, professor and author. He is a leader in integrating our evolving understanding of pain and people in pain into physical therapy and yoga therapy.
Shelly Prosko, PT, PYT, C-IAYT is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, speaker, author and respected pioneer of PhysioYoga dedicated to helping people in pain through the integration of yoga into modern healthcare.
Marlysa Sullivan PT, C-IAYT is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, professor and author specializing in chronic pain conditions using clinical applications combining evidence-based practice, biomedical science, and philosophical wisdom.