DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy 2016
MPT – Master of Physical Therapy 1998
BA – Exercise Science & Athletic Training 1995
Yoga & Ayurveda Studies – 1992 to present
PT – Physical Therapist
ATC/LAT – Athletic Trainer
PYT – Professional Yoga Therapist
ALC – Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor
ERYT500 -Yoga Alliance Registration
CPI – Certified Pilates Instructor
- Professional Yoga Therapy Institute (2000), the first interdisciplinary, medical yoga program in the world. Also established the first doctoral level medical yoga curricula, now adopted by medical schools throughout the US and Canada.
- Author, Professional Yoga Therapist Certification for licensed health care professionals.
- Mission: To transform healthcare through interdisciplinary partnership, community empowerment, and transformative dialogue; and to decrease global barriers to integrative medicine through a culturally sensitive lens.
- Author, Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care Handspring Publishing, Ltd. Edinburgh, UK. 2016.
- Korean translation (exp. pub 2017)
- Italian translation (exp. pub 2017)
- Chinese translation (exp. pub 2018)
- Garner, G. Foundations for Yoga Practice in Rehabilitation in Telles, S., & Singh, N. (2018). Research-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga (pp. 1-456). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2788-6
- Garner, G. The Role of Relationship in Creativity. in Taylor, M. Fostering Creativity in Rehabilitation. Nova Publishers, NYC. 2014. DOWNLOAD THE FREE CHAPTER
- Goldeen, R., and Garner, G. Medical Therapeutic Yoga: An exploration of how to use yoga as a therapeutic modality with clients across the lifespan, in varied settings (acute to out-patient) and with cultural sensitivity. World Federation of Occupational Therapists. WFOT Congress. Capetown, South Africa, May 21-25, 2018.
- Clinton, S, and Garner, G. Are you Listening to your Patients? What the Voice Reveals about Dysfunction. American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 21-24, 2018.
- Garner, G, Jonely H, Elliott M, Shaheed H, Langshaw W, Clinton S. Global Maternal Health Crisis: Delivering a Biopsychosocial Model of Care involving Women’s Health Physiotherapy in the Postpartum Period at World Congress on Physical Therapy. Capetown, South Africa, July 2, 2017.
- Garner, G. Yoga in Healthcare: Tenets for Safe, Effective Use & Theory for Healthcare Reform. The Yoga Therapy Conference, Amsterdam. May, 2017.
- Garner, G., Traush, L., Foster, S., Drake, J., Raffo, P., Stewart, T., and Razzino, S. Poster Presentation: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: A Narrative Review. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA.
- Garner, G. Vocal Liberation: Maximizing Your Potential. Montreal International Symposium for Therapeutic Yoga. March 2016.
- Garner, G. Hip Preservation, Yoga Reconsidered. Montreal International Symposium for Therapeutic Yoga. March 2016.
- Garner, G. Combining Vestibular Rehabilitation with Integrative (Yogic) Medicine. North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Fall Symposium, Raleigh, NC 2013.
- Pathak-Shelat, M., Mrabet, Y., Garner, G., Young, V., Young Mie Kim. Cyberactivism: Slacktivism or Digital Citizenship. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. August 8-11, 2013
- Garner, G. National Athletic Trainers’ Association 64th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Yoga Pulls Double Duty: Establishing Controlled Flexibility in Athletes. Las Vegas, June 24-27, 2013.
- Garner, G. Safe Prescription of Yoga in Rehabilitation: An Orthopaedic Focus. North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Fall Symposium, Raleigh, NC 2012.
- Garner, G. Safe Prescription of Yoga in Physical Therapy in Women’s Health – The Bladder Matters. Mountain Pose Medicine and Yoga Symposium. Copper Mountain, CO. August 2012.
- Garner, G. Safe Prescription of Yoga in Physical Therapy in Orthopaedics. Mountain Pose Medicine and Yoga Symposium. Copper Mountain, CO. August 2012.
- Garner, G. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Practice: Using Evidence Based Yoga to Evaluate the Athlete. National Athletic Trainers’ Association National Convention. Philadelphia, PA. June 2010.
Non refereed articles
- Garner, G. Read Biomechanical Precepts Define 21st Century Yoga. Lower Extremity Review. March 2011 Vol. 3/No. 3.
- Consultant for multiple physical therapy departments at universities across the US and Canada.
- Lecturer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Owner and clinician – Crystal Coast Integrative Medicine & Physiotherapy (2001).
Continuing Education Faculty
- Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
- Allied Health Education
- Home CEU Connection
- Yoga U Online
Ginger is a member of the Caring Economy Coalition, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American Physical Therapy Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, International Association of Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Alliance.
Dr. Riane Eisler stands as Ginger’s most influential teacher in changing the conversation to value caregiving in the US and abroad. Her work in economics, and Ginger’s involvement as a Caring Economics Campaign member and Certified Conversation Leader in Caring Economics, has inspired Ginger to continue her mission in influencing health care policy and change in the US. Visit Caring Economy
Dr. David Frawley (Ayurvedic expert Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Aadil Palkhivala, Sarita Shrestha (mother of Ayurveda in the west and Nepal’s first female Ayurvedic physician, female OB/GYN), and countless yoga teachers have directed Ginger’s path since 1992; however, the most influential would probably be Dr. Shrestha, because of her powerful testament to breaking the glass ceiling and empowering women in India.
“I have learned the most about living my yoga, not from my education or experience, but from my mission/karma yoga projects, which include raising my own children They are my gurus.“