Yoga in Health Care: Practical Considerations on How to Integrate Yoga into Clinical PT Practice
B.Sc. P.T., M.Sc. Rehab. Science Physiotherapist / Professional Yoga Therapist / Dip. Sports PT
Diana is a physiotherapist (McGill University B.Sc.1985; M.Sc.1993) and yoga therapist who has worked in the rehabilitation field, sports world and the wellness and fitness industries for over 45 years. She is the founder and previous owner (1997-2009) of the Medi-Club Physiotherapy & Medical Wellness Centre (Kirkland, Quebec), where she continues to practice as a clinical physiotherapist and yoga therapist.
She has been a practicing clinician since 1985 and has advanced specializations in sports physiotherapy, orthopedics, manual therapy, back & neck rehabilitation, muscle energy, myofascial release and therapeutic exercise prescription. She has also done extensive training in the areas of functional medicine, wellness, nutrition, naturopathy, ayurvedic medicine and acupuncture.
She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching yoga since 2002. She has 2 yoga teacher training certifications (Hatha & Ashtanga - RYA) and is also certified as a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYTI) and as a Pain Care Aware yoga practitioner. She is the founder and director of the Canadian Yoga Therapy Institute and has developed and teaches a curriculum of courses to health care professionals on how to integrate yoga into clinical practice. (Medical Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Musculoskeletal and Neurological PT Practices, Yoga for Pelvic Floor PT, Teaching and Sequencing Yoga Safely, etc.)
Diana taught for 20 years at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy of McGill University (Faculty of Medicine) and has presented at various national and international congresses and conferences in the areas of physiotherapy, sports medicine, sports physiotherapy and yoga therapy. She is a faculty member of various Yoga Teacher Training Programs and teaches numerous yoga and yoga therapy related workshops to yoga teachers throughout NA. She also continues to teach yoga classes and workshops to the public at several locations in the West Island of Montreal and runs numerous annual national and international yoga and yoga therapy retreats.
She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Physiotherapy Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) from 2007 to 2014. In 2020 she was the recipient of the CPA Lifetime Membership Award in recognition of her longstanding contribution to the profession.
www.dianaperezpt.com Contact Diana for any questions at: email@example.com