Resistance training may slow the progression of MS

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Resistance training may slow the progression of MS

Postby MSUK » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:30 am

New research has revealed that resistance training protects the brains of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), which may delay the development of the disease...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/resistance-training-may-slow-progression-ms
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Re: Resistance training may slow the progression of MS

Postby KyrieTimo » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:55 pm

When I was in physical therapy school we visited a program called MS Forward that was run by an extremely passionate and enthusiastic champion of the cause, if you will, who himself suffered from MS.

Anyway, the program was all about circuit and resistance training. It was basically a gym for MS patients all across the spectrum, and I mean from wheelchair bound to barely noticeable, to come and work out.

While I can't comment as to the actual changes made by the program in the participants, as I was only there observing for 2 days, I will say I have never seen wheelchair-bound MS patients with as much functional strength as these program participants.

So, long winded answer short, yeah. I'm a big believer in resistance training for MS - wouldn't have ventured it to be a neural plasticity thing, though, I will have to follow that link.

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