Everyone knows that yoga has long been a source of therapy for reducing stress, improves sleep, boosts immunity, decreases depression, back pain, sciatica and now brain injury. Brain injuries leave most with decreased mobility, rigid muscles, and difficulty
with balance. The effects of a traumatic brain injury do not end there. Beyond the physical limitations, there are also emotional and mental challenges that are associated with brain injuries. These hurdles can be the most challenging to overcome, as well as the most debilitating. This is when a physical therapy based yoga treatment can be beneficial. Yoga is an all-encompassing exercise that improves the connection between mind and body. Yoga uses a series of stretches and breathing exercises to strengthen and improve mobility, with the powerful benefit of building self-confidence and self-control.
Adding yoga to standard stroke rehabilitation can improve recovery from stroke, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Yoga is also excellent for balance , coordination, movement, flexibility, and concentration, all important parts of stroke recovery. The study included 47 men who had completed a stroke rehabilitation program. Those who took yoga classes twice a week for eight weeks had better balance, less fear of falls, and an improved quality of life compared to those who did not practice yoga as part of their standard care after stroke.
Here at Kauai Therapy & Wellness, our therapists are not only Doctors of Physical Therapy but also Yoga & Pilates Certified. This means we can address Physical Therapy in a way that encompasses the entire body into recovery using specialized yoga & physical therapy techniques. Do you know of someone who has suffered a stroke or head injury, then it is never to late to begin or continue your recovery. Just give us a call 808-333-3688 or stop by our conveniently located Puhi Clinic, we would be happy to tell you more about it.We take most insurance programs to assist with your program. Have no insurance? No problem, we have programs designed to make it affordable.
Picture to the Right: Yoga Therapy @ Kauai Therapy & Wellness in full session! Come join us for individual & group sessions!