Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)
Effect of yoga on static surface with visual feedback on balance in patients with chronic stroke: A randomized clinical trial
Author(s): Pallavi Palaskar, Tejswini Wani, Prachi Mhaske
Abstract: Introduction: Stroke causes chronic disability leading to frequent falls, balance impairment and poor quality of life. The complexity of balance control and the individual’s need to be independent in functions with confidence required to study the effects of other approaches in addition to the conventional rehabilitation for enhancing the balance after stroke. Objective: To compare post treatment balance between conventional treatment group and yoga therapy on static surface with visual feedback in addition to conventional treatment and to assess pre and post treatment balance in both the groups using BBS, TIS, PASS and TUG. Method: 60 post-stroke hemiplegic subjects were assigned into two groups randoml, 30 in each group. The primary outcome data was collected pre intervention, after 4 weeks and after 8 weeks. Results: All subjects had statistically significant increase in BBS score and reduced TUG score post intervention. Conclusion: The results suggest that yoga may be beneficial to post-stroke hemi paretic patient.