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Books & Publications

Publications about Medical Therapeutic Yoga by Dr. Ginger Garner include Medical Therapeutic Yoga and other publications listed below. MTY is “Yoga 2.0”. The MTY text offers an evidence-based, innovative method that combines rehabilitation science (physical therapy, occupational therapy, & athletic training) and yoga, making it more effective than yoga alone. It is a non-dogmatic, skilled therapy method that is distinct from, yet can be a complementary arm to yoga and yoga therapy. It offers an innovative methodology which evolves yoga and rehab by combining them. This book teaches healthcare providers, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists a biopsychosocial model of assessment for any practice setting or in health promotion or occupational health. It also provides the yoga instructor and yoga therapist the knowledge and opportunity to establish a healthy dialogue with healthcare providers who use yoga in practice. Dr. Garner has also published 2 book chapters and presented and/or published abstracts on which she collaborated with colleagues across the globe.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Overview

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) offers an innovative methodology which changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice from, but yet a complementary arm to, yoga and yoga therapy. The first of Ginger’s medical therapeutic yoga books introduces the healthcare professional to the use and application of physical yoga practice in a biopsychosocial model of assessment for any practice setting and patient or wellness population. The book also provides the yoga instructor and yoga therapist the knowledge-base and opportunity to establish a healthy dialogue and partnership-based relationship with healthcare providers who practice medical therapeutic yoga

The Role of Relationship in Creativity

Overview

This chapter draws from both personal experience and studies in the role of relationship as it applies to creative expression. It will explore the effect of “power-over” based relationships in health care, which include interprofessional collaboration, gender context, provider-patient interaction, and cultural competence, all of which have direct effects on the delivery of health care. The collective shift to a healthier relationship model is critical for the creative process in rehabilitation in situations that range from research and innovation to patient care and adherence. That process involves moving from personal internal experience to the larger role of interprofessional collaboration and interfacing with our communities in creating health. See below for additional publications.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Abstracts

  • Garner, G, Horton, R, and Sandalcidi, D. A 3D View on Pelvic Health: Interactions of the Vocal, Respiratory, and Pelvic Diaphragms. Combined Sections Meeting, Academy of Pelvic Health, APTA. San Antonio, TX February 2-5, 2022.
  • Tatta, J and Garner, G. Using Mobile Health Technology for Physical Therapy Health Promotion Practices: Opportunities and Challenges. Combined Sections Meeting, Private Practice Section, APTA. San Antonio, TX February 2-5, 2022.
  • Garner, G, Price, W, Phillips, E, Billock, C. Beyond Physical Activity: How to Build and Mobilize an Interprofessional Team to Impact Mobility Across the Lifespan. American College of Lifestyle Medicine Annual Meeting (3 hour platform). November 2021. https://lmconference.org/agenda.asp?startdate=11/6/2021&enddate=11/6/2021&BCFO=&pfp=BrowsebyDay&tn=&cpf2=&cus2=&pta=
  • Garner, G. and Tatta, J. Lifestyle Medicine in Building a Successful PT Practice. Combined Sections Meeting, Private Practice Section. APTA Annual Conference 2021.
  • Garner, G, Garner, L, and Molina Henry, Doris. Yoga: An Integrative Approach to Successful Aging. 2020 NEXT Conference & Exposition. Phoenix, AZ. June 2020. 
  • Garner, G, and Clinton, S. Are you Listening to your Patients? What the Voice Reveals about Dysfunction. International Pelvic Pain Society Annual Meeting. October 2019. 
  • Garner, G. & Hartmann, J. Lifestyle Medicine in Physical Therapy. North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual Fall Meeting. Wilmington, NC. October 2019.
  • 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.

Other Scholarly Products

  • 2022         Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute. The Voice & the Pelvic Floor. Prospectus CE in development.
  • 2022         Double E Education. Dry Needling for the Pelvic Floor. Prospectus CE in development.
  • 2022         Yoga U Online. Trauma Informed Yoga for Women’s Health. 3 part webinar and practice. Prospectus CE in development.
  • 2022         Yoga U Online. Pelvic Girdle Power – Best Practices for the Hip, SIJ, Low Back, and Core. 3 part webinar and practice.
  • 2021     Yoga U Online. Yoga for Health Aging. Yoga 2.0 May 2021. 3 part webinar and video.
  • 2020     Allied Health Education. Prenatal Medical Therapeutic Yoga. 2 hour CE webinar.
  • 2020 Yoga U Online. Biohacking Your Health Profile: The Lifestyle Medicine of Yoga. 2-part series webinar and video.
  • 2019 Yoga U Online. The Essential Vagus Nerve: Achieving Nervous System and Whole Health Balance. 2-part series webinar and video.
  • 2019 Yoga Alliance. Rethinking Hip Opening: Asana Evolution for Hip Preservation. 1 hour webinar
  • 2019 Embodia Academy. Trauma Informed Yoga for Women’s Health: The Voice is Queen in the Pelvic Floor Kingdom. Two 1 hour webinars.
  • 2018 Yoga U Online. Save the Hip: Asana Evolution for Hip Preservation . 2 part series webinar and video.
  • 2018 Yoga U Online. The Three Diaphragms: Optimizing Core Stability in the Body. 2 part series webinar and video.
  • 2017 Yoga U Online. Yoga for Optimizing Postpartum Health. 2 part series webinar and video.
  • 2016 Garner, Ginger. Medical Therapeutic Yoga series. 
  • 2015 & prior available on request

Non refereed articles

What people are saying about publications, editing, and writing from Ginger’s pen:

Kelly McGonigal, Stanford psychologist, author, TED speaker, and former Editor in Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy:  “Ginger, Thank you for your tremendously thorough review. I really appreciate the time you took with it. You clearly understand what is required of a manuscript, and I, too, hope the author will put in the effort to substantially revise and resubmit.”

Satkirin Khalsa, MD read endorsement at Integrative Health Med

Stacey Curnow, Yale educated CNM, midwife and life coach: “Whoa! This interview covering physical problems after childbirth is the most comprehensive I’ve ever read. Thank you for sharing your expertise!” Read the full interview here

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