Effectiveness of Yoga Based Exercise Therapy Program on Balance, Mobility and Gait Speed in Institutional Living Older Adults

Authors

  • Jishnu G Kartha1 , K.S Sharad2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i1.13340

Keywords:

Yoga, Exercise therapy, Balance, Mobility, Gait speed, older adults

Abstract

Study Objective: To find out the effectiveness of yoga based exercise therapy program on Balance,
Mobility and Gait speed in institutional living older adults.
Design: Pre and Post- test experimental design
Setting: Daivadan old age home, Chethimattom, Kottayam, Kerala
Subjects: 30 male older adults, they are divided into Group A and B with 15 subjects each
Measurement: After measuring Balance, Mobility and Gait speed scores Group A was given their normal
exercise along with Yoga which includes several Asanas and Pranayamas. Group B continue with their
normal exercise and they had not undergone any yoga. The treatment duration was 6 days in a week for a
total period of 4 weeks
Result: The results showed that there was a significant result in Balance, Mobility and Gait speed scores for
the older adults received Yoga based exercise therapy program
Conclusion: The study’s results show that Yoga based exercise therapy program when added to standard care
improves Balance, Mobility and Gait speed in old aged adults and enhance fall preventions in comparison
to conventional exercise alone

Author Biography

Jishnu G Kartha1 , K.S Sharad2

MPT Physiotherapy-in-charge, Karthas Huts Of Wellness, Meenachil Kottayam, Kerala, 2
Professor BCF College
of Physiotherapy Indo-American Hospital campus, Chemmanakary Vaikom Kottayam Kerala

Published

2020-12-30