Improving Balance with Yoga

Yoga dates back over 5,000 years. Thousands of years later, the classical technique is showing promise for chronic stroke survivors. Today’s expert, Arlene Schmid, Ph.D, O.T.R., lead researcher and a rehabilitation research scientist at Roudebush Veterans Administration-Medical Center and Indiana University, Department of Occupational Therapy, shares some of the small pilot study findings on yoga and stroke recovery.


The small sample size of the study allows researchers to only draw limited conclusions. But early findings indicate yoga in a group environment serves as an affordable and effective way to help chronic stroke survivors improve motor function, balance and quality of life.  Learn more about the pilot study and by listening to the full podcast.

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