EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy - Bloomington IN

© EquiLibrium Yoga Therapy
Bloomington Indiana
 - Indianapolis

Integrative. Complementary. Alternative. Therapies.

International Association of Yoga Therapists Certified Yoga Therapist & IAYT Member School in Bloomington IN - Indiana
NCBTMB Continuing Education (CE) Approved Provider for Therapeutic Thai Massage & Bodywork | Bloomington IN

Amplitude Yoga Therapy 

Yoga Therapy for Amputees - Amputation Rehabilitation | Bloomington IN - Indiana

Yoga Therapy for Amputees - Support & Therapy in Bloomington Indiana 

 

Amplitude Yoga Therapy for amputees is offered as customized, individual yoga therapy sessions with a C-IAYT yoga therapist, including assessment and regular follow-up to meet the specific therapeutic needs of amputees. We recognize the scope and magnitude of physical, emotional and for many, spiritual, implications of limb-loss or amelia: for some, amputation is a life-altering intervention brought about due to illness (diabetes, cancer, bacterial infection) or accident (vehicle, occupational, in-service); for others, being born without a limb or hand (amelia, meromelia) is a life-state.

Yoga Inside-Out

Unlike the purely physical, targeted focus of physical therapy and rehabilitation, yoga therapy can provide an alternative means for regaining a sense of self: self-care, self-worth, self-reliance, inner-self. Rather than narrowing ability to a defined physical probability or improbability, yoga therapy for amputees starts at the center, at a point of inner balance, and then moves outward, providing possibilities both physically and mentally. 

Amplitude: the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation,
measured from the position of equilibrium

 

Yoga therapy sessions for amputees are frequently about coping with chronic pain, stress and fatigue. There is a sense of obligation and 'not giving up' which was instilled both during rehabilitation and recovery, as well as self-expectation: While this mindset can initially be helpful in regaining independence and resilience, it can –in the long-term– be a subtle yet  powerful undertow, draining physical, mental and emotional energy. Learning to sit upright, with an open yet relaxed torso and natural breath are common first steps, yet carry a significant challenge for those in a wheelchair or a brace, as well as those who have held in pain, anger, grief for months or years.

 

Therapy With or Without Prosthetic

 

If a client is active, less active, comfortable with or without their prosthesis after amputation, and wishes to retain or regain range of motion and ease in their body, yoga therapy sessions will first strive to engage a sense of stability and connection with the body as a whole, and only then turn to the many possibilities offered by a gentle, focused yoga practice. Limb-loss presents unique and significant challenges, without question; learning to re-connect with the body and receiving safe and appropriate guidance during therapy sessions can give confidence both for the new amputee, and long after amputation. 

Contact us for information on individualized yoga therapy programs at your location in Bloomington Indiana and the local area. We are a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist specializing in yoga therapy for neurological conditions and neuromuscular disorders, disability, and rehabilitation, as well as providing comprehensive therapy programs.