More specifically, the Back care management programme was based on the result of recent research into the benefits of Dru Yoga for back pain. The programme was designed by a multi-disciplinary Dru Yoga team composed of a master Dru Yoga trainer, a physiotherapist and and general medical practitioner in cooperation with the NHS. The Dru Back Care Programme is currently running in some NHS trusts and workplaces with proven results.
I am currently working towards introducing the Back care management with Dru Yoga programme in the Salisbury and Ringwood areas.
This back care programme is for people with frequent or chronic back pain who want to use safe and effective tools to take care of themselves in their daily life. It is a three-part graduated programme open to all levels of ability and fitness. The programme consists of gentle movements and flowing sequences to stretch and release tight muscles. The programme aims at improving flexibility, and promoting alignment, balance and stability.
The class is deliberately kept small to promote a safe environment where people can work within their own level of ability, without any strain or pain. Specific simple yoga postures known for their pain relief, strengthening or relaxing qualities are used with breathing and visualisation. The postures are adapted and modified to suit people’s bodies and needs.
Please note that, prior to the course, you are required to complete two questionnaires to ensure that the course is suitable for you. These are The Keele Star T Back Musculoskeletal Screening Tool Form and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. In some cases, people may benefit from an initial one-to-one session before joining a more structured group course.