Yoga Safety Expertise and Legal Witness

Dr. Matthew J. TaylorPT, PhD, C-IAYT is a yoga injury expert witness. His broad background includes that of a rehabilitation provider, sports medicine physical therapist, past health club owner, and senior yoga therapist. He served on the board of directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and presently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, as well as a paid consultant to the Yoga Alliance on 2018 Scope of Services project. These experiences and skill set make him an expert of unparalleled qualification.

Dr. Taylor’s services include consultation, investigation, research and expert testimony on all yoga-related personal injury cases, including: falls, soft tissue trauma, ergonomic consultations, repetitive micro-trauma, manual corrections, and chronic disability.

He specializes in studio risk management, studio safety training, maintenance, management and operation; standards of practice, student safety, supervision issues, disability assessment, practice modifications, yoga philosophy and training. Dr. Taylor believes that by providing expert witness services he can serve both the yoga teaching community and the public by promoting true ahims through non-harming, informed judicial process in our society.

To learn more about the risk management specialties Dr. Matthew Taylor can cover, please click below.

“Without exception, in every case I have been retained by counsel, the tragedy could have been avoided or ameliorated by a few simple, but powerful systems mechanisms.” - Dr. Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT
“Without exception, in every case I have been retained by counsel, the tragedy could have been avoided or ameliorated by a few simple, but powerful systems mechanisms.” - Dr. Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT
“Without exception, in every case I have been retained by counsel, the tragedy could have been avoided or ameliorated by a few simple, but powerful systems mechanisms.” - Dr. Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT
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What People Have Said About Dr. Taylor's Legal Witness Work

Roger N. Messer, Esq.

I want to thank you for your wonderful assistance which you provided this office as an expert in yoga for our case. The services you provided in making a rather complex subject easier to understand went a long way in assisting that settlement. One would hope that the yoga industry would somehow begin to police itself with a view to the absolute safety of its participants and yoga. You are to be commended for your work in this field and your courage to come forward when egregious behavior occurs.

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Eric T. Halsey - Attorney at Law, LEIGHTON LAW, P.A.

My client was injured when her yoga instructor negligently adjusted her shoulder stand pose, moving her body weight onto her neck. Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD agreed to act as Plaintiff’s yoga expert. He was better than I could have ever anticipated. His responsiveness, professionalism, and most of all, help in preparing me to take the defendant yoga instructor’s deposition was invaluable and led directly to the case being resolved for top dollar. If I ever have a yoga malpractice case again, I will know who to call.

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Frank McCoy, Jr. - Law Office of McCoy & McCoy

Dr. Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT was prompt in all correspondence, offering resources and sights that were unique to a yoga injury complaint. He understood how to construct documentation that supported our representation and supported bringing the case to a faster, successful resolution. Dr. Taylor was a pleasure to work with.

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John E Hughes, III - Law Office of McLuskey & McDonald

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Matthew J. Taylor in a serious yoga personal injury matter. I cannot stress enough how responsive Dr. Taylor was to all of my needs during the course of the litigation. In fact, Dr. Taylor’s level of expertise was an amazing asset in developing lines of argument for utilization…Further, my conferences with Dr. Taylor and his overall participation supported and bolstered my efforts during the fact finding and deposition process. All of this led to the successful resolution of a very unfortunate matter.

Please call contact us BEFORE depositions if you are representing either a plaintiff or defendants, and are in need of a yoga injury expert witness to:

  • Prepare a complaint
  • Review discovery documents and prepare expert reports
  • Investigate or recreate accident situations
  • Assist in creating a cohesive and believable argument for your client
  • Give deposition or court testimony
  • Interview witnesses and parties
  • Instruct attorneys on technical matters related to yoga
  • Follow on questions from interrogatories
  • Search applicable codes, guidelines, requirements or specifications