Yoga therapy and ambulatory multiple sclerosis Assessment of gait analysis parameters, fatigue and balance

GÜNER S., Inanici F.

JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES, vol.19, no.1, pp.72-81, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Background and Objective: Gait impairment, falls due to balance problems and fatigue are among the most important complaints in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and cause significant functional limitation. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help symptom management and to improve quality of life is growing among MS patients. Yoga is widely used as one of these CAM interventions, however, the number of studies that show the efficacy of yoga training in MS is inadequate. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of a short term yoga program on fatigue, balance and gait in patients with MS.