Volume 1 Issue 1

Volume 1 Issue 1


Clinical Research

Yoga Improves Multiple Quality of Life Domains for People with Chronic Stroke
Arlene A. Schmid*, Ph.D., OTR, RYT-200; Leslie A. Willis BS, OTR, RYT; Kristine K. Miller, PT, Ph.D.; Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT, RYT-200; Linda S. Williams

Complementary health approaches (previously named complementary and alternative therapies (CAM)) are defined as practices and approaches that are of ‘non-mainstream origin’ and include natural products and mind and body practices. Yoga or therapeutic yoga is housed under mind and body practices as holistic and treats the whole person (physical, emotional, cognitive).

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Clinical Research

Yoga Improves Functional Gait and Quality of Life for Adults with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pilot Study
Chloe E. Phillips BS, MS; Leslie A. Willis RYT, BA, MS; Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT; Brian L. Tracy, Ph.D.; Pat L. Sample, M. Div., Ph.D.;
Arlene A. Schmid RYT, Ph.D., OTR;*

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects roughly 29.1 million persons in the United States, with up to 50% of people with DM estimated to be effected by Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN. Diabetic neuropathies encompass a group of nerve disorders caused by D. DPN is nerve damage specifically in the arms, hands, legs, and feet, and is the most common type of neuropathy affecting populations with diabetes. The negative effects of DPN include declines in functional gait and quality of life (QoL).          

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Research Article

An Electromyographic Analysis of Selected Asana: Males vs. Females
Kathleen Kelley*, EdD, PT, NCS, Amanda Markham, BS, PT, Theresa Kaminsky, BS, PT, Tara Macula, BS, PT

Four in ten (38%) Americans use some form of complementary or alternative medicine to alleviate pain, stress or anxiety in their lives. Of the types of complementary and alternative medicine available, 6.1% use yoga. Research has shown that a regular yoga practice can decrease stress and anxiety, decrease symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder in veterans, decrease symptoms of  depression, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of falling in older adults.

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