Patsy Tyler DPT, RYT
Patsy worked as a professional actress before moving to Vermont in 2000, with her husband and son via Los Angeles from her native Australia. A change of career was imminent and she decided to combine her love of horses, physical activity, movement and working with people into a new career. She completed her BA degree from the University of Vermont with a Minor in Animal Science and an emphasis on Equine Management.
She continued her studies earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2009 and for the past ten years worked at a very busy orthopedic outpatient clinic. Her focus was on pre and post-operative care for people with joint replacements (hips, knees, and shoulders) and pre and post-operative care for people with neck and back surgeries. She developed and specialized in working with patients of all ages with neurological deficits, sports injuries, and chronic pain. She especially enjoyed working with her older clients helping them develop well balanced and discerning exercise programs to improve bone and joint health through the aging process. Patsy’s continuing education over the years included courses in Balance and Vestibular rehabilitation, Mulligan manual therapy techniques for muscle and joint imbalances, Active Release techniques for the Lower and Upper Extremities, Kinesiotaping for pain and injured joints and muscles and therapeutic yoga for low back pain and patients with chronic pain.
It was through her own yoga practice and courses for health professionals at Evolution that she knew she wanted to delve more deeply into Yoga philosophy and the science and evidence of Yoga. Patsy recently completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course at Evolution PT and joyfully integrates yoga poses, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy into her physical therapy treatments. She believes it is imperative to treat the whole person if beneficial health choices are to be made and sustained over a lifetime.