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Adapting Thai Yoga Therapy for the Neurologically Involved Client

Neurologically involved clients (and their families) have been through an incredible trial physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Thai Yoga Therapy can be a medium for teaching clients to feel pleasure in their body again, and to show clients that they can still move their body in meaningful ways. When clients are taken passively through the stretches, they are able to relax and let go of the frustration caused by their body no longer moving like it used to. The gentle, rhythmic motions reduce tone and muscle tension, allowing clients to enjoy the therapeutic movement provided by this form of massage. Most clients find the sessions to be an oasis of calm in their tumultuous lives. Thai Yoga Therapy is often referred to as a “meditation of compassion,” 1 and when done in the spirit of metta it is a beautiful dance between giver and receiver. Case Study In order to best illustrate the use of Thai Yoga Therapy as an adjunct treatment for neurological clients a case study is presented. Patient History The patient is a 72-year-old male with a history of cervical spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression on the spinal cord and spinal nerves). The patient underwent acervical fusion in January 2003 with good initial results. After discharge from the hospital, however, the patient lost consciousness while getting up one night and fell to the floor. As a result of the fall the bony fusion became unstable. Additionally, the patient tore his left rotator cuff muscles (which had been surgically repaired two times previously), and he sustained a mild head injury. large amount payday loans Once medically stable the patient underwent a second surgery to have metal rods implanted along his vertebrae to stabilize the joints. After the second surgery the patient underwent intensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation […]

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