Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko
Yoga Therapists & Physical Therapists
He is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, and instructor for five yoga therapy training programs. Neil is the first physical therapist to win the Excellence in Inter-Professional Pain Education Award from the Canadian Pain Society. He is founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, a past Board member of Pain BC, and author of peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter on the integration of yoga and pain science.
Over the past years, he has worked for the Doctors of British Columbia, teaching pain management to primary care MDs and specialists, developed a training program integrating pain science and yoga therapy, and created many open access resources to assist people in pain and health professionals.
As a Physical Therapist and Yoga Therapist, Shelly is dedicated to bridging the gap between yoga and modern healthcare philosophies and believes this integration is highly effective in creating and sustaining optimal health.
She received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and her medical therapeutic yoga training at Professional Yoga Therapy Studies in North Carolina.
Shelly has been integrating yoga into her physical therapy treatments since 1998, addressing a wide variety of conditions including pelvic health issues and persistent pain.
Currently, she travels across North America offering specialty PhysioYoga Therapy workshops, lecturing at medical college programs, instructing at yoga therapy trainings, presenting at International Conferences and actively promoting the integration of yoga therapy into our current healthcare system.
Shelly is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and educating health professionals, yoga teachers, therapists, students and people in pain about ways yoga can be used safely and effectively to address a variety of health issues and improve quality of life. Please visit www.physioyoga.ca for more information.