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Yoga as Rehab with Yoga Specialist and Physical Therapist Emily Fiocchi

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Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with EmilyFiocchi, a yoga specialist and physical therapy assistant at HealthSouth Geisinger Rehabilitation Hospital and hatha yoga instructor. 

Emily Fiocchi is a physical therapist assistant at HealthSouth Geisinger Rehabilitation Hospital and certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. As a clinician for the last 25 years, she has treated patients in inpatient and acute care rehabilitation, neurologic and orthopedic outpatient clinics. To keep herself healthy, physically and emotionally in a demanding career, Emily turned to Yoga. She experienced the benefits of a weekly practice and wanted her patients to experience the same. Once certified, in June 2000, through the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Emily began to use Yoga techniques as a compliment in the treatment of outpatients who suffer with chronic pain or fatigue, fibromyalgia and/or with high anxiety and depression. Recently, she became a part of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who provide monthly education and follow up physical therapy treatment of patients living with chronic pain. Her focus is teaching the stress management aspects (deep breathing, meditation and relaxation) of Yoga and her passion is to create a bridge between traditional and holistic therapy. Emily lives in Danville, Pennsylvania, and teaches at her home in a sunroom Yoga studio. 

HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com

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