Clinical Yoga

Yoga therapy is an evidence based system of exercise with applications for many physical and psychological health conditions. It involves a wide range of physical postures and breathing exercises, adapted to clients individual needs.

How do Yoga and Physiotherapy combine?

Leading physiotherapists have begun the integration of Yoga and Physiotherapy based on the emerging evidence for its effectiveness.

Yoga therapy uses props such as blankets, bolsters, straps and blocks to guide and assist patients into poses safely. The props also allow the necessary relaxation to occur in the pose to optimise the theraputic benefit.

How is Clinical Yoga different?

Clinical Yoga is a different approach to general classes. Clinical Yoga is typically conducted 1-on-1, or in very small groups, supervised by a registered physiotherapist. Each client is individually evaluated, and prescribed specific poses to form a personalised yoga sequence. 

Yoga sessions at Inner Focus Physiotherapy occur in a supportive environment, fully supervised by your physiotherapist. This is an ideal environment to overcome injury, rehabilitate from trauma, and reduce stress.

What is the evidence?

There have been many high quality scientific studies conducted to demonstrate the role of Yoga therapy in the following conditions:

  • Anxiety

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Low Back Pain

  • Chronic Pain conditions

  • Cognition and Quality of Life

  • Depression

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Postural Stability and Gait

  • Stress

Inner Focus Physiotherapy provides private and group clinical yoga classes in Perth that are tailored specifically for your health concerns and conditions. Get in touch with us today!

Click on the research articles below to find current scientific evidence for treating the above conditions with yoga therapy.


 How do I begin a Yoga program with a Physiotherapist?

It is important to undergo an initial assessment, which will cover your medical history, x-rays and scans, and as well as a comprehensive physical examination. The initial consultation lasts 1 hour. After the initial consultation, a unique, individualised yoga program is tailored to your specific needs. Patients are then able to commence either 1-on-1 sessions, or join the semi-private (4-on-1) sessions outlined in the timetable.