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How   to   cite   this   Article:    Sayli   Paldhikar,   Gauri   Kulkarni,   Snehal   Ghodey,   Anuradha   Sutar .   EFFECTS   OF   YOGA-BASED   EXERCISES   ON BALANCE IN CHRONIC POST-STROKE PATIENTS.  Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(6):1766-1770. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.187.
Type of Article: Original Research DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.187 Page No.:  1766-1770
EFFECTS OF YOGA-BASED EXERCISES ON BALANCE IN CHRONIC POST-STROKE PATIENTS Sayli Paldhikar, Gauri Kulkarni, Snehal Ghodey, Anuradha Sutar. MAEER’s Physiotherapy college, Talegaon Dabhade Pune, Maharashtra, India. Corresponding Author: Dr. Sayli Paldhikar, 502, Madhav Building, Shri-Krishna Nagar, Bavdhan, Pune Maharashtra Pune, India. Mobile No.: +918805174616,   E-Mail: saylithuse@gmail.Com ABSTRACT: Background   and   Purpose:    This   was   a   preliminary   investigation   of   the   effects   of   a   yoga-based   exercise   program   on   people   with   chronic   (>   9   months) poststroke   hemiparesis   on   balance.   Most   of   them   report   an   impaired   health   status   because   of   a   reduced   level   of   activity.   Proponents   of   yoga   contend   that it offers a gentle alternative exercise program that can be easily adapted for people with post stroke hemi-paresis to improve balance Subjects   and   Methods:    Four   subjects   with   chronic   poststroke   hemiparesis   participated   in   this   study.   The   primary   outcome   measures   were   the   Berg   Balance Scale   (BBS),   Timed   Up   and   go   test   (TUG)      and   Tinetti’s   POMA(Performance   oriented   mobility   assessment).   The   4   week   intervention   phase   consisted   of   40 min yoga sessions, 3 times per week, in the subject's home. 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