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Kimberly Byrd-Rider


KIMBERLY BYRD-RIDER, BSHS, MPT, DPT, is a board certified physical therapist and has worked for inpatient clinics, out-patient clinics, home health, ICU, and skilled nursing facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, both from the University of Oklahoma. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University.


Circling the planet with Health Volunteers Overseas and educational venues, Dr. Byrd-Rider teaches physical therapists how to use yoga to find solutions to painful diagnoses of orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurological origin. With over two decades of yoga and Pilates experience and more than 12,000 yoga classes taught, Dr. Byrd-Rider is certified in Swatantrya Yoga and on all Pilates machines/mat. Dr. Byrd-Rider studied Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar, Anusara, Baptiste, Swatantrya, Ana Forrest, Bikram (Hot), and many other styles of yoga.  Dr. Byrd-Rider synthesizes physical therapy research with safe and innovative yoga. She is passionate about bringing comprehensive online and DVD yoga programs to healthcare professionals through her company and website,