A patient was referred with a diagnosis of “neck strain.” On the first visit, patient quietly shared the mechanism of her injury which was a physical and sexual assault by her husband whom she continued to live with. There was minimal eye contact and many guarded movements and posturing. Prior to her injury, she worked as an artist but had been unable to pursue this due the dominant UE weakness, neural and postural pain. One of the goals we quickly established was the ability to progress back to painting for her creative and healing expression. It was a humbling and exciting privilege to guide her through the multifaceted healing process using all the PYTI precepts of care I learned from Ginger. We are both excited to share she has returned to her painting and sketching. She has been a great spokesperson for PYTI to all her previously skeptical physical health care providers; giving them my business cards and program information. We were both transformed in this working relationship: she received the healing nurturing care necessary for health, I received inspiration and renewed professional excitement which is beneficial to MY health!Roselee Wondra, PT, PYT
Testimonial from the patient:
I found my treatment experience immensely helpful and life changing. Prior to receiving yoga therapy I was in Chicago receiving basic, more mainstream therapy for 7 months with still painful muscle problems. That physical therapist tried to give me more and more muscle building exercises but my tightness and pain along with the numbness remained. However yoga therapy did what mainstream therapy could not do: solve my problems with less time and frequency. Roselee had the temperament and enlightenment that my prior physical therapist did not have. Medical Therapeutic Yoga is more effective!
Learning about the five components of the medical therapeutic yoga program and how you need all of them to thrive in order to be the best you can be was so helpful. The breathing techniques, the application of the Physical care, Energetic, psycho-emotional-social care, Intellectual and Spiritual care deeply affected me in a life changing experience. This yoga approach revealed my mental status; which affected the tightness in my muscles. It has given me hope. ( Roselee is a hero for helping the hopeless people.)
I am a survivor of domestic assault. I would absolutely recommend this yoga approach to other victims like myself which require physical therapy. I personally feel that people who have been through traumatic injuries, specifically abused victims such as myself, can only benefit from being placed in medical therapeutic yoga vs mediocre therapy.
The PYTI program is really special and revolutionary. You should get the word out on how brilliant and remarkable it is! This should be mainstream care for doctors and mental health specialists. PYTI is a revolution!!