Developed in India thousands of years ago, yoga has become increasingly popular as a form of exercise in the United States. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. Yoga can be a very effective therapeutic modality for those recovering from, or living with, injury and illness.
Therapeutic Yoga can help in your recovery from a variety of physical injuries
The physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Improved balance
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
At Excel Physical Therapy we have certified instructors that offer therapeutic yoga practices to improve balance, heal and prevent injuries, strengthen muscles and enhance overall health. Ask your physical therapist if yoga might be appropriate for your injury or condition. We will then develop a series of yoga exercises specific for you, which can be billed to your insurance in conjunction with your other comprehensive physical therapy services.