What’s This Research About?
This pilot study evaluates the effects of an eight-week yoga program on the upper body of women with stage one BCRL.
BCRL can cause loss of shoulder ROM, strength, and altered biomechanics of the shoulder girdle. These biomechanical changes can lead to difficulty with activities of daily living and limit physical activity, thereby reducing quality of life.
Yoga has been recommended as an adjunct to physiotherapy to increase flexibility, strength, and neuromuscular coordination for those with BCRL.