Canadian researchers launch new MS mobility study

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Canadian researchers launch new MS mobility study

Postby MSUK » Thu May 10, 2012 2:32 am


For people living with Multiple Sclerosis, some of the simple things many of us take for granted can be daunting. And, too often that leads to a withdrawal of activities for the person living with the disease.

A group of local researchers is trying to change that by helping MS patients stay mobile one step at a time.

With every step, Rob Loewen is fighting to keep his independence. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992 but says he's been living with the symptoms much longer-symptoms that have made life a challenge.

"You plan a day and think here's a few things I want to achieve today. And at the end of the day, you say, I did nothing. That's pretty hard to live with," says Loewen.

It's Loewen's determination to stay active that has led him to be screened for a new pilot project in Saskatoon. Researchers are working with MS patients to maintain their independence by engaging in exercises that promote mobility and help them with everyday activities.... Read More - ... pageid/692
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