Chair Yoga Found to Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Dr. Juyoung Park

“Who knew a chair could be a pain killer?” That’s what the news reporter for this segment said after hearing the positive effects chair yoga can have on patients with osteoarthritis.

It’s all part of the latest research study conducted by Dr. Juyoung Park, Associate Professor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at FAU.

One patient not only significantly reduced her pain, but also her blood pressure and was able to come off three medications for hypertension.

Watch the full news segment here and see why 80 percent of patients experienced decreased pain with regular chair yoga sessions.

Professor’s Arthritis Study Yields Surprising Findings

Congratulations to Dr. JuYoung Park, Associate Professor in the FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, for her recent publication in the Journal of Public Health.

Dr. Park is the lead author of an in-depth arthritis study that reveals some surprising findings about arthritis prevalence and age-related trends.

“Dr. Park’s contributions are reaching national and international recognitions,” said Dr. Naelys Luna, Director of the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work. “She is an outstanding scholar, and we are all immensely proud of her.”