How to get your doctor’s permission to practice yoga
A yoga instructor who has been practicing for 15 years in Seattle says she has been approached by people wanting to see her in a hospital for medical reasons.
Jenny Hensley, who teaches at Park Physiotherapy, said she has had several phone calls asking if she would like to practice in a medical facility.
She said she can’t say no to them, and said that even if they don’t want her to practice, she would have no objection to a visit to a hospital.
The request comes as yoga instructors across the country are struggling to find doctors willing to treat patients with spinal injuries.
Hensley said she believes yoga can help people with a variety of ailments, and that yoga poses help ease symptoms from a range of conditions.
“We teach people how to use their bodies to help us heal, how to focus on our breath, and how to heal in our body,” she said.
Hartsfield-Jackson Medical Center’s medical director, Dr. Robert L. Smith, told The Associated Press that Hensie’s request would be considered only if there was no other health risk to her patients.
“That is something that we have to carefully consider and assess.
The patient is going to need to be able to provide us with the documentation to show that they are not a risk to others,” Smith said.”
This is not a medical treatment, this is a physical therapy practice.”
Smith said the hospital will consider whether to ask the instructor permission to see Hensy, but that he doesn’t believe it would be a legal matter.
Hinsley said there are some health risks associated with yoga, including some injuries.
One injury to a person’s neck can lead to paralysis, she said, and can also cause severe muscle and joint pain.
“I’ve had a lot of injuries that I have dealt with in my life and never had any problems,” she told The AP.HENSLEY has been teaching at Park for more than a decade and said she started as a nurse assistant in 2009, when she was training to become a massage therapist.
She said she had trouble finding qualified doctors for her practice.
She also said she was worried about the potential for her own injuries to be treated with yoga.
Horsing around the grounds of Park Physiolary at 3rd Ave.
and Broadway, Hensler said the yoga teacher’s experience has been very positive.
“She’s not afraid to come out and teach, and she’s always been a good teacher,” Hensfield-Johnson said.
“I think she’s really been a pioneer.”
Hensler added that the medical director said there was never a medical reason for the visit.
She also said the physical therapist at the hospital is a yoga instructor, not a yoga teacher.HANSLEY has since been working in the yoga field in Seattle.
She and her husband, Dan, have four children.HINSLEY has said yoga poses can help ease pain from a variety a conditions, including back pain, muscle spasms, spondylolisthesis, spinal cord injury, and migraine headaches.
“The way we teach is that you’re working with the spine, not your feet,” she explained.
“It’s not your legs that’s the problem.
It’s your spine that’s not moving properly.
You need to work with your muscles.”HENSILEY said she hasn’t been able to practice outside of the classroom, but is open to seeing her yoga instructor in the hospital if the request is granted.HINESTSFIELD-JACKSON MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DR.
ROBERT L. SMITH, said he doesn�t believe the request would fall under the law.
“It�s a question of, is there any harm to the patient?
If so, then that is covered by the act of the physician and the medical professional,” Smith told the AP.”
There is not any question about the harm that the spinal cord can cause, but it�s not something that is done intentionally, it�t is not something done for medical benefit.”
If you do a chiropractic job and your spinal cord is injured, that�s just the result of poor positioning.”HANSILEY also said that it would not be a problem for her to be seen in a private hospital, where patients are admitted with an array of medical conditions.
She explained that the best treatment for the spine is spinal manipulation, not surgery.”
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