Treat yourself - yogaphysio for pain
While 'hands on' physiotherapy may be helpful to relieve symptoms; movement and exercise are essential following injury. Physiotherapists have exceptional expertise in this regard and founder of yogaphysio, Tamara James has more than 20years experience as a physiotherapist.
A yogaphysio assessment of your injury or pain will determine an individual specialised programme suited to your needs. Selection of exercise and sequencing can be crucial to acheive best results and that's our speciality. Yoga postures will often be used as they provide a more thorough and time efficient exercise that is functional and interesting. Also we may integrate breathing and meditation practices that help to facilitate movement in addition to calming the mind and relax body tension, which helps to relieve pain. A yogaphysio programme is enjoyable - and we think it's important to enjoy what you're doing; it aids healing.
Movement approaches as treatment, guide the body in it's healing and ensure optimum biomechanical efficiency with return to sport or general life activities. Our emphasis is on educating you and teaching you to be your own physio. At the appropriate time yogaphysio online or youtube classes can be attended as a cost-effective or even FREE way of continuing 'treatment'.
A yogaphysio assessment will also identify predisposing factors that may contribute to pain and injury. Sometimes pain is the result of many years of poor posture and habitual movement. You will be encouraged to continue exercise to address the underlying cause of symtpoms and prevent recurrence.
Sometimes injury and pain can leave us with concerns about movement and general function. Yogaphysio emphasises exercise and self management so that you regain confidence in your body's abilty to heal and function.
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Practice of Observing
If you are willing, notice your pain and notice all the things that your mind tells you (it doesn't matter if they are true or not). Expecting that some of these thoughts will be negative and indicative of the concern you feel in your current situation... notice how dwelling on these thoughts makes you feel?
Training in 'noticing' is a minfulness therapy; if you are able to just notice.. your pain, tension, thoughts you have already stepped a little to the side of your suffering. Practice with such techniques helps you to feel more empowered to manage your pain and get on with your life. Techniques that work on the unhelpful thoughts and meditation based treatments help to bring about an experience of peaceful acceptance of pain (that cannot be changed) and other unpleasantness.