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192: Yoga Improves Outcomes In PT/OT With Chandler Tyrrell, OTR/L, CSRS, RYT 200

Dec 18, 2023

Thank you for joining us today in a discussion about incorporating yoga into therapy! Erin interviewed Chandler Tyrrell, OTR/L, CSRS who practices in northern Virginia in both inpatient rehab and outpatient settings. She fell in love with yoga after her first class and knew she wanted to become certified. She also found a calling in occupational therapy and saw the benefit of having both specialties in her background to be extremely helpful for people with neurologic conditions. Chandler became certified with LoveYourBrain as well, a non-profit that works to improve the lives of people with brain injuries.  

In today’s show we discuss:

  • How Chandler uses both yoga and traditional OT treatments in her practice
  • Who benefits the most from having yoga as a part of their program and how to tell if they will
  • What LoveYourBrain is and what their yoga training was like
  • What challenges she faced when organizing group yoga classes at work in the neuro population (ie spinal precautions, flexibility limitations, mobility levels, impulse control, etc)
  • How she incorporates both yoga and intensity into her sessions to maximize outcomes and benefit
  • What some of the research is saying about using yoga with PT/OT and in which populations
  • How to get started with breathwork and yoga even if you aren’t yoga certified with some simple things to try now

Follow Chandler on Instagram: @chanroegge 

Feel free to DM her with any questions!

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