April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Shelly Prosko

Shelly Prosko is founder of Prosko PhysioYoga Therapy: Integrating Physiotherapy + therapeutic yoga for a holistic and empowered approach to healthcare

Shelly is a Registered Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist, and Pilates Instructor with over 18 years of experience in her profession.

She is committed to providing a unique and integrated approach to addressing your health care needs through the introduction of eastern yoga techniques and philosophy into western health care practices.

Physical Therapy is a well respected health care profession that uses evidence-based treatment methods to help clients restore and maintain optimal movement and function, as well as provide education on health maintenance and injury prevention. As licensed health care professionals, physiotherapists have extensive training and knowledge about how the body functions. Specialized manual skills are used to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of injuries, disease symptoms and disabilities.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) is used exclusively by licensed health care professionals and provides a safe and effective approach to healing, using a biopsychosocialspiritual approach that promotes self efficacy, empowerment and self healing.

Licensed health care professionals who are trained in MTY apply yoga principles and techniques to an individual with specific health concerns including acute or chronic illnesses or imbalances.

Yoga is an ancient life system of health that promotes 'union' or connects your body, mind, breath and spirit as one, therefore enhancing and promoting an overall lifestyle of health and well-being.

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Exploring Pain Through Yoga and Science: A Guide for Teaching Yoga to People in Pain

As yoga or movement professionals, there is a good chance you will encounter people in your classes who experience pain. After all, an estimated 20 - 25% of North Americans, and 1.5 billion people worldwide, live with chronic or persistent pain. And more people are seeking yoga to help cope. However, in order to offer safe, accessible, and appropriate classes for people in pain, professionals need to gain a better understanding of the complexities of pain, including the current science surrounding pain and how yoga can help.Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko, and Marlysa Sullivan, co-editors and co-authors of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care, for this workshop that will explore what current science teaches us about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy are related, as well as some common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to use this knowledge to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain. This workshop consists of both lecture and experiential learning, and is informed by contemporary pain science, yoga, clinician experience, and the lived experience of pain.

THURSDAY APRIL 02

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)

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Exploring Pain Through Yoga and Science: A Guide for Teaching Yoga to People in Pain

Through both lecture and experiential teaching, this workshop explores the current science about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy can relate to pain management, as well as common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain.

SATURDAY APRIL 04

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)

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