Ginny Jurken is the owner of WHYoga-Physical Therapy. She is a Registered Physical Therapist (PT) as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and yoga therapist. Her business, WHYoga-PT evolved from healing her own personal injuries and her desire to optimize healing in others.
Ginny received her Physical Therapy education through Marquette University, graduating with honors in 1975. In that same year she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. Since her graduation she has practiced physical therapy in both rehab and pediatric settings. She has additional training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) with children. Ginny has advanced training in the manual therapy technique of Myofascial Release (MFR), as taught by John Barnes, PT. She incorporates MFR in her treatments as well as offering suggestions for home self-treatment.
Ginny is an adjunct faculty member of Marquette University, teaching in the Gross Anatomy lab (1998 to present). She instructs students in the Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Dental Programs. She also offers Clinical Correlatives to an undergrad MU Gross Anatomy lab class.
Ginny received her yoga teacher training certification from the Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas. Ginny is registered with the Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been a practitioner of Hatha yoga since she was 40 years old and has taught both private and group Hatha yoga classes since 2005. At Marquette University Ginny developed and taught the curriculum for the course “The Science of Yoga” offered to Exercise Science students. She also served as a mentor of independent study for the 2 credit course she developed, “East Meets West through Yoga”.
Ginny developed Special Kids Yoga (SKYoga) and has served the special needs population offering adaptive yoga classes since 2004. She has also provided Therapy Inservices on Therapeutic Yoga to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists.
Ginny is uniquely qualified to offer an integrated and ‘whole body’ approach to facilitate her client’s own healing process. Whether through Physical Therapy, Yoga/Yoga Therapy of a combination of both, her knowledge and background experiences aim to improve her client’s health and wellness.