Hello and welcome!
I’m so glad you stopped by to get to know me. Let me introduce myself.
I’m Dr. Ginger Garner. As a woman-owned business and mother of three, I am passionate about advocating for access to healthcare that is effective, affordable, and holistic, especially for women. I’ve spent my 25+ year career creating “best fit” practices to use Yoga and other evidence-based Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine practices for improving patient care and self-care.
Public health and health promotion is important for our country – because a nation is only as healthy as its citizens. My mission is to help as many people as I can through dividing my time between teaching and seeing patients.
I am the author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga, slated for 4 foreign translations and currently published in English and Italian. The MTY text was born from what I saw as a great need to make yoga safe and accessible inside healthcare.
Patient Care – EudeMOMia® Integrative PT & Lifestyle Medicine is located in Greensboro, NC inside the historic Revolution Mill. I see patients in-person and via telehealth, where I focus on integrative care for women. 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
- 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 – Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine (DipACLM) Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT), Pilates, Ayurvedic Practitioner, YACEP, ERYT500
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.”