Effect of Yoga on Health Outcomes in Adults with Chronic Stroke


  • Heather R. Porter Temple University
  • Alexis Klocek Temple University
  • Heidi Ross Temple University
  • Melissa Steinheiser
  • Savannah Sell Temple University




Yoga, stroke, health outcomes, therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy


There is no abstract. It is a reprint of a knowledge translation plan that was published on RT Wise Owls.

Author Biography

Heather R. Porter, Temple University

Temple University
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


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