Dr. Michael Milnes is a Rochester, MN, physical therapist with decades of experience. He’s also a former college football player, an accomplished triathlete and a yogi who encourages his patients to use the practice of yoga to prevent injury.
In a 2017 interview, Dr. Michael Milnes of Rochester, MN, said:
“Everyone gets a free yoga mat and, if they need it, yoga clothing. It’s my little gift to them, and it puts the intention of doing yoga in their houses, so they can’t forget my advice. The science is there and the common sense is there, yoga prevents injuries. It has helped me tremendously. I also recommend a vegan diet, which helps prevent injuries too.”
Yoga helps prevent injuries through regular, gentle stretching and strengthening routines, and by improving spinal health. It promotes weight loss, reduces stress, enhances self-awareness and improves the quality of sleep that regular practitioners experience. Yoga can also improve your metabolism, enhance your cardiovascular endurance and improve your athletic performance.
If you’d like to take a page from Rochester, MN, physical therapist, Dr. Michael Milnes, why not start a regular yoga practice today? Research different styles of yoga, pick a home practice for beginners and stick it out for at least a month to see if the benefits are worth it to you.