Lynne Ray graduated from Appalachian State with a B.S. in Exercise Science, soon followed by post-graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill earning her second B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1994. Lynne worked in Orthopedic/Trauma inpatient care and Orthopedic outpatient care at Carolinas Medical Center from 1994-2000. She has completed several courses in myofascial release through John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB and is a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute for healthcare professionals studying under Ginger Garner PT, ATC, ERYT-500. Lynne currently has over 1500 hours of training in medical therapeutic yoga.
Her daily yoga practice combined with her love of an active lifestyle and a holistic view of health influenced her decision to join forces with her friend and colleague opening Professional Yoga Therapy Approach (PYTA), the area’s first medical based, bio-mechanically sound yoga practice taught by licensed physical therapists. Lynne utilizes her physical therapy and myofascial release background combined with her knowledge of medical based yoga when helping patients through the rehabilitation process. Her many years of experience has enabled her to treat a varied population, from young to aged, sedentary to athletic.
Lynne has been a guest speaker covering topics surrounding medical based yoga and myofascial release for the physical therapy department at Wingate University located in Charlotte, NC. She has also enjoyed being an educator and facilitator of medical based yoga to several mid-sized companies within the Charlotte area.
Lynne has three children and is very active with the running and triathlon community. She has completed 2 Ironman distance triathlons and is a member of the local Triple Threat Racing Team.
From Julie C: “Lynne Ray is amazing. For 3 years my daughter( a16yo) battled a back injury from competitive soccer. She had been to every doctor under the sun over the past 3 years- trying to figure out and stop the source of her pain- no one could solve the mystery. Then we were referred to Lynne to try Myofascial release and PT Yoga- I am happy to say that my daughter is pain free in her back. It’s amazing to see the smile on her face again knowing she can enjoy the sport she loves so much and not have pain. So very grateful to Lynne and Roper Physical Therapy.”
From Shonda R: I came to see Lynne Ray with a knee injury,post surgery. I was referred to the medical therapeutic yoga program at Roper PT by another physical therapist I was working with who felt yoga could help to increase my flexibility. Two years later I am a flexible, strong, self aware, appreciative yogi with a growing understanding of my world and my place in it. Medical Therapeutic Yoga at Roper PT has been a game changer for me! It isn’t a room packed full of yoga mats, quickly flowing through poses. This is intentional instruction by extraordinary Physical Therapists with emphasis on proper body mechanics. It’s available to all of us regardless of age, experienced/no experience, athletic or injured. This team is unique and gifted and educates on the principle of incorporating the physical,emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga. Their approach to yoga will empower you to be the best version of yourself. You can not share your time with this group of ladies and not be a changed person whether in your practice, your thoughts, your breathing, your mindfulness. What they’re doing is really special.