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Using exercise and physical therapy for recovery from the effects of MS, and for maintaining physical function.

2016 study: Effects of exercise modalities on ataxia in MS

Effects of different exercise modalities on ataxia in multiple sclerosis patients: a randomized controlled study
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 16.1236411

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the effects of different exercise protocols on ataxia in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Method: A total of 42 MS patients, 17 male and 25 female (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 3–5), were enrolled in this randomized controlled study. The patients were divided into three groups: a balance ...
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2017 study: (Aquatic) Exercise Is Good For You...

Influence of aquatic exercises in physical condition in patients with multiple sclerosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28462574
"Abstract
BACKGROUND:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling chronic disease of the nervous system in which the myelin system of the central nervous system is deteriorated.
PURPOSE:
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an aquatic exercise program on the physical condition of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
METHODS:
The study included 26 participants divided ...
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Walker + Laser Beam = Smooth Gait?? Anyone Else See These?

In my infinite online tinkerings, I found a very peculiar article about a walker that can cast a laser beam onto the floor, which apparently helps with "freezing" episodes inherent in the walking patterns of Parkinson's patients. When I checked out the seller, they claimed it could help with MS as well.

The article goes into how the walker works, but not so much the actual reason for the laser helping?? Or exactly how? Anyway, ...
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Resistance Exercise Reduces Cognitive Decline

Resistance Exercise Reduces Cognitive Decline

http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2 ... ne/Page-01

When we think of the benefits of exercise, we tend to think of its ability to reduce cardiovascular disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and control weight.

Research is now proving that exercise is also crucial for preserving and enhancing brain function as we age.1-8

Studies show that exercise inhibits neurodegenerative diseases and even promotes neurogenesis—the creation of new brain cells.1-4

While ...
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Inactivity can shorten telomeres and icrease biological age

Lack of activity may be aging you biologically
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

Spending too much of the day sitting has been linked to weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Might it also age you biologically?

The study analyzed data on 1,481 older women (age 79, on average) who wore movement trackers to record their activity. They also had DNA samples extracted to measure ...
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Exercise improves cognitive function

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... e2dc41dae8

Standardized neuropsychological tests showed that, compared with non-exercisers, cognitive functioning improved in those who did aerobic or resistance exercise, regardless of cognitive abilities at the start of the study and including those with mild cognitive impairment. Moderate to vigorous physical exercise for 45 to 60 minutes, no matter how frequent, yielded the greatest benefit. Tai chi also ...
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MS and Martial Arts

I was just diagnosed and consider myself lucky. My symptoms are not super bad. Just leg numbness, balance issues, and loss of some coordination.

I was wondering if anyone here practices martial arts and what they might recommend.
I started a year ago, and intend to continue.

I am finding that the constant work on spinning kicking, and 3 plane movement has helped.
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physical therapist in your home

Does anyone have a physical therapist that comes to your home on a regular basis? I can't go to a facility on a regular basis. I only have my husband to rely on and he can't keep missing work like that. Explaining that to doctors is like speaking a foreign language. I can't be unique in that department. I need someone to help me get in position to exercise. I spend all my time setting ...
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Biking with MS

Do you have MS and still love to ride your bicycle? I do, but I go slower and not as far now and my balance is a bit off so I have to be extra careful – but I won’t give it up yet. I’m not ready for a tricycle or a handcycle (although they are kind of cool). I tried a stationary exercise system with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) applied to my arms and ...
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