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I’m Dr. Ginger Garner, pelvic and orthopaedic integrative PT. I am the CEO of Living Well, Inc. and own and operate 2 small businesses as a woman and mother of three. I am passionate about improving access to pelvic physical therapy services. I’ve spent over 25 years in private practice tackling “difficult to treat” cases in pelvic health and orthopaedics through creating “best fit” practices by blending Yoga, Pilates, & Lifestyle Medicine with PT.
As a published author, international speaker and educator, I have spoken at over 20 conferences worldwide on integrative, person-centered, biopsychosocial care. My medical textbook, Medical Therapeutic Yoga, is published in English and Italian, is slated for 3 more foreign languages, and is used in trainings and clinics across the globe. The text was born from 20 years of field work integrating yoga into healthcare, and what I continue to see as a great need to make yoga safe and accessible inside healthcare and wellness.
In 2001 I founded Living Well Institute and created the Professional Yoga Therapist Certification, Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate, & the Medical Therapeutic Yoga Method in order to help transform healthcare delivery through Yoga. Now in 2021, I have trained hundreds of therapists and have impacted the lives of thousands of individuals through the certification programs and virtual and in-person patient care – all through the synergy of combining MTY with Functional Medicine & PT practice.
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Patient Care – EudeMOMia® Integrative PT & Lifestyle Medicine is located in Greensboro, NC inside the historic Revolution Mill. I offer pelvic and orthopaedic therapy services in-person and virtually, where I focus on integrative, whole-person, holistic care. Click here to learn about the conditions I treat.
Education & Classes – Living Well Institute – I am CEO of Living Well, Inc., having founded the company in 2001, Formerly Professional Yoga Therapy Institute®, LWI offers continuing education and certification in Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Integrative Lifestyle Medicine for PT, OT, and ATC’s, as well as online classes for the public in Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Pilates, and related healthcare topics.
DR. GARNER’S EDUCATION & TRAINING
- The University of North Carolina at Wilmington 1995 – Licensed Athletic Trainer (BA, ATC/LAT)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1998 – Master of Physical Therapy (PT, MPT)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2016 – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
- Certifications & Specialty Training – Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine (DipACLM) Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT), Pilates, Ayurvedic Practitioner, YACEP, ERYT500, Dry Needling, Visceral Mobilization, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Sexual Dysfunction, Prenatal & Postpartum, Incontinence, Rectal & Bowel Dysfunction, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Integrative Manual Therapy, Women’s Health, Mindfulness, MBSR, Trauma-Informed Care, Chronic Pain Care, Lumbopelvic Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging, Vocal Performance
Dr. Ginger Garner is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, National Athletic Trainers Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, and Yoga Alliance. She has served as secretary and board member for the US National Committee for UN Women NC Chapter, and is currently the Legislative Chair for the American Physical Therapy Association NC Chapter (APTANC). She is a former Charter School member of IAYT and founder of the first international yoga therapy school for medical providers.
“I’ve been using Yoga & Pilates, combined with physical therapy, since the 1990’s, long before it was cool or trendy. It’s just a far more effective combination. I began to document my methods on this integrated approach, which ultimately gave birth to two things: my textbook, Medical Therapeutic Yoga, and creation of the first yoga certification for licensed healthcare professionals in 2001, the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute,® which in 2020 became Living Well Institute.”
“Cultural conditioning has taught us to inadvertently misuse the word “work” by reserving it for activity that only happens outside the home. That marginalizes the great work of caregiving, whether for the young or old. The truth is…I’ve never really stopped working, so telling my “return to work” story means acknowledging a bigger societal issue: After a woman gives birth, using the phrase “return to work” implies that she wasn’t working when she grew that new human being and birthed him or her– and that devalues the work of mothering and hurts us all.”