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CATHERINE JUSTICE, PT, DPT, E-RYT, CST, C-IAYT

Catherine is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a certified CranioSacral Therapist (CST) with the Upledger Institute, an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with the National Yoga Alliance, and a licensed physical therapist (PT) having earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010.

Catherine works as a physical therapist privately through The Art of Yoga and Integrative Bodywork, LLC, but she also practices at Hennepin Healthcare’s Integrative Health Clinic in Minneapolis. If you would like to be seen for physical therapy but prefer to use your insurance, please contact Hennepin Heathcare to set up an appointment. More information on her CranioSacral and physical therapy work can be found at http://www.iahp.com/Catherine-Justice/.  Catherine is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Catherine as part of the Graduate Studies in Holistic Health program.

In her physical therapy practice, Catherine draws on her CranioSacral , myofascial, and visceral training from the Upledger Institute and the Barral Institute, posture and functional movement re-training, somatic movement patterns, as well as therapeutic yoga.

In her yoga teaching, Catherine has trained for over 20 years in several different traditions of yoga. She blends together elements from Vinyasa Flow and Hatha, to create a slow, mindful practice that is grounded in breath, intention, and loving-kindness. She has studied with many exceptional teachers, including Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Seane Corn, Manju Pattabhi Jois, and many other world-renown instructors.

Catherine has conducted and published research on the therapeutic use of yoga for knee arthritis, lower back pain, and Parkinson’s Disease. See below for a full publication list.

Catherine's work with other movement disciplines and martial arts, as well as her work as an actor infuses her sessions and teaching with spontaneity and creativity, bringing a unique sense of joy and fun to every client or class.

Publications

  • Justice, C, Cheung C, Samson-Burke A. Development and Evaluation of a Yoga Intervention for Parkinson’s Disease. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2018.

  • Justice, C. Reflections on Yoga Therapy for Disadvantaged Populations. Yoga Therapy Today, Summer 2018. pg 44-46.

  • Justice, C. A User’s Guide to Developing a Yoga Research Intervention. Yoga Therapy Today, Spring 2017. pg 18-19.

  • Cheung C, Justice C, Peden-McAlpine C. (2015) Yoga adherence in older women six months post-osteoarthritis intervention. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 May;4(3):16-23.

  • C Cheung, C Justice, J Wyman. (2013) Designing and implementing a therapeutic yoga program for older women with knee osteoarthritis. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. No 23 (1) 2013.