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Yoga for a Healthy Spine and Hips

For yoga, physical, and occupational therapists; nurses, yoga therapists and practitioners; and anyone experiencing pain.

Regain spinal and pelvic alignment, muscle tone, flexibility, and abdominal strength while cultivating a peaceful connection between your body and mind. Medical doctor Allen Wilkins and yoga therapist Terry Roth Schaff collaborate to focus on yoga poses and sequences that open up restricted joints, stretch tight muscles, and strengthen weak ones. This program offers postural re-education, along with breathwork and relaxation exercises to help reduce pain and stress.

Learn ways to keep your spine and hips healthy, exploring which yoga poses to practice if you have spinal stenosis, herniated disks in your lower back or neck, degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sacroiliac joint issues, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, hyper-kyphosis, or hyper-lordosis—along with the poses to avoid so you won’t aggravate these conditions.

Using discussion and practice accessible to everyone, Allen and Terry offer the opportunity to see firsthand how a yoga treatment plan is created by adapting specific yoga postures and sequences to each person’s needs and abilities.

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Allen Wilkins, MD, is a physiatrist at New York Rehabilitation Medicine, where he collaborates with Loren Fishman, MD, and yoga therapist Terry Roth Schaff in using yoga to treat patients.

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Terry Roth Schaff, C-IAYT, is a yoga therapist, and as director of medical yoga therapy at Manhattan Physical Medicine she developed therapeutic yoga sequences for people with physical challenges and those recovering from injuries.

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