Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and registered Yoga teacher in Brooklyn, NY.
She is an affiliate teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy and will be teaching a 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program in Brooklyn in the spring of 2014.
Laura is also the cofounder of Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers & Babies.Learn More
I was twenty-six the first time I held a human heart in my hand. It was sixty-four and heavier than I expected, its chambers slack; and I was stupidly surprised at how cold it was. It was the middle of the third week before I could look at her face, before I could spend more [...]
Last week a yoga student of mine fell off a ladder and fractured his first lumbar vertebrae. On Monday he underwent a spinal fusion to join together 5 vertebrae, the two above (T11, T12) and the two below (L2, L3). What is a spinal fusion? With a lumbar fusion, a posterolateral approach is common which [...]
The Rotator Cuff: Supraspinatus- Abductor Infraspinatus- Major external rotator Teres Minor- Assists with external rotation Subscapularis- Internal rotator All 4 muscles serve to stabilize and perform the above actions on the head of the humerus without allowing the scapula to overcome the glenohumeral joint. The result is a smooth rotational movement of the joint to [...]
Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Laura Staton, OTR/L, RYT Staten Island University Hospital 10/19/13 The Pelvis The pelvis links the vertebral column with the LE’s and defines the base of the trunk. Pelvic bowl formed by 2 pelvic bones (ilium, ischium, pubis) and sacrum. Important bony landmarks are ASIS, PSIS and ischial tuberosity (sitting bone). The [...]
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Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.
Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.
I decided to bite the bullet the last weeks of August and begin my study of Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu Mass.