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

power plate

Has anyone ever tried the Power Plate? No, it doesn't involve food, and yes, Madonna uses it too; bit beyond that, a dr recently told me that he recommends it to a lot of pts, esp. people with MS-- it' supposed to get to all sorts of muscles that are normally difficult to target, improve flexibility, help circulation etc. The home version is ridiculously expensive; the commercial version is available in some gyms (none near ...
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Cycling Good For Spasticity ?

Cure O

On some thread I think you said you wanted to get rid of your spasticity.

This abstract suggests cycling (no resistance) might help with spasticity.
This provides converging evidence for the anti-spastic potential of acute unloaded leg cycling in individuals with MS.

I tried it when I had spasticity and found the spasticity lessened significantly after about 10 minutes on the machine.

My spasticity seems to be history for the moment ...
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"Exercises for People with MS"

This recent publication from the MS Trust in the UK entitled Exercises for people with MS by Liz Betts may be helpful to some people.

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I'm back - and guilty!

Hi Sharon, Dawn, Chris, Kim and all you other good folk who've been keeping up the exercise!

I must say I'm guilty of not doing regular stuff for the past 2 weeks. I had a conference for work in Nashville in the first week of March and since we had a vacation at the school the last week of Feb., I took advantage to go stay with my parents in Kansas for 10 days. It ...
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I did it - sort of!

Well, I did pull out my TotalGym machine yesterday and started with arm weights. That went OK - I can feel the muscles today!

But when I tried the leg exercises, which meant that I had to lie down, I got so woozy and dizzy and started feeling nauseous almost immediately. And the yucky feeling lasted almost all afternoon - boy, was I grumpy after that!!

Guess I'll have to find another way to work ...
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Are You Able To Exercise?

I can, but have learned to be happy with ANY amount my body can handle. It's a far cry from my exercise routine prior to MS, but the way I look at it, even a small amount of exercise, does a body good. :D

I have to admit, stretching is what I probably need the most, but I also hate doing it the most, it seems ...
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