Graduated in Medicine (2015) and specialized as a Family Doctor, I strongly trust in comprehensive treatments and the integral vision of the patient.
At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with a chronic rheumatic disease (spondyloarthritis) that caused severe back pain, fatigue, stiffness and movement limitation. It was at this time that I discovered the practice of Yoga and the physical benefits resulting from it, strengthening my personal growth. Thanks to the conventional medical treatment and the consistent Yoga practice the symptoms got better significantly.
The daily yoga practice over years has turned into an indispensable part of my life, so that I decided to dedicate to my passion, becoming a yoga teacher and later on specializing in therapeutic yoga (500 hours Yoga Alliance, 2020).
From the profesional field I lived the experience of being at the same time doctor and patient in first person, what allowed me to empathize better with the pain and the pathologies of the others. Interested in rheumatology and autoimmune deseases, I have participated in research and attended conferences on the subject. I have been a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Rheumatology League as a doctor and patient and I have given presentations to people with fibromyalgia.
Combining and complementing medical knowledge and yoga techniques, I understand therapeutic yoga as a way to improve health and well-being, prevent diseases and improve the symptoms of different pathologies; uniting the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, ayurveda and specific yoga methods for each condition.
Thanks to the personal experience of practicing yoga for almost 10 years to relieve severe back pain, together with my knowledge as a doctor and yoga therapist, I want to offer in an accessible and simple way the practice of therapeutic yoga to patients with rheumatic and/or musculoskeletal diseases as complementary therapy to their conventional treatment and to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Esther Campillo Casado
Collegiate Number 35/08/52655
Las Palmas, Canary Islands (Spain)