Body Temple Physical Therapy and Yoga Therapy is a private, boutique, virtual movement therapy practice. We provide online holistic fitness, therapeutic movement, and injury prevention through personalized, slow medicine. Body Temple Physical Therapy guides you individually through your Telehealth rehabilitation sessions at your unique pace, not your insurance company’s algorithm, so you can get back to the physical activities which bring you joy, with less pain.
What makes us Holistic and Integrative?
Our physical therapist and yoga therapist wears many hats and uses her observation skills to implement therapy virtually. While always looking through the licensed health care provider lens, she is also a credentialed yoga therapist, personal trainer, and athletic trainer. We integrate these disciplines, which inherently include teaching holistic health practices to clients virtually.
We teach you how to heal yourself online, in the safety of your own home. We love guiding people through physical therapy and yoga therapy to produce radically healthy changes. We believe that the client knows their own body better than anyone else. We are each on a unique path of self-awareness and discovery; learning how to navigate the connections between body, mind and spirit. If we learn how to tune in to our body’s signals, we can direct our own recovery from an injury; whether it is new or old. For many of us, a physical injury is the first step to this body-mind-connection consciousness. We are located in the Temescal Neighborhood, in Oakland, California but are primarily only seeing clients virtually due to the San Francisco Bay Area Shelter in Place orders and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
How we do it
Our physical therapist will assess your whole body mechanics and posture online, through critical movement analysis. We will teach you exercises to strengthen, relax, and balance the muscles that have been working too hard or not enough. We treat the body as a whole, or holistically, through joint and tissue mobilization, mindful movement, and proper breathing. This will help you free “stuck” parts so that your entire body will move more efficiently and with less pain!
We combine Physical Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Pilates, Self-AcuPressure and healing modalities, Sports Medicine and Athletic Training philosophies to best retrain your individual movement patterns. Wherever you are in your recovery, we are experts at teaching you to heal and return to your fitness goals.
Please come to your sessions with presence and an open heart and mind when you are truly ready to heal yourself. In order to live well, we must learn to overcome our physical obstructions to wellness. Holistic virtual physical therapy requires a commitment to mindfully transform our habits, which no longer serve us, into healthy behaviors.