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by KyrieTimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Walker + Laser Beam = Smooth Gait?? Anyone Else See These?
Replies: 0
Views: 1938

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 w...
by KyrieTimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: MS and Martial Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 3444

Re: MS and Martial Arts

Hi MSKarateka, great to see that you are still getting after it without hesitation. To give you some context, I'm a physical therapist assistant who coincidentally has practiced some martial arts, so I would love to weigh in on this. If you are mild enough in your balance deficits to entertain the k...
by KyrieTimo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Resistance Exercise Reduces Cognitive Decline
Replies: 1
Views: 2667

Re: Resistance Exercise Reduces Cognitive Decline

Whoa, striking. It actually makes sense though - the neural impulses involved with exercising have to come from somewhere. I also think a lot of people forget about the ascending or afferent pathways that can be stimulated with exercise as well. If you think about it, it's almost naive to think that...
by KyrieTimo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Rubber legs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Re: Rubber legs?

Hi there. I'm a physical therapy practitioner who has worked in aquatic therapy for years, so I am all too familiar with the sensation you're referring to. Regardless of MS, when one exits a pool they are re-loading 40-60% of their bodyweight back on (depending on how deep the water was), which afte...
by KyrieTimo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertigo & spins - treatments?
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Vertigo & spins - treatments?

Not to knock other commenters but I would always try non-pharmaceutical methods if they exist. And for BPPV - benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which I am definitely NOT diagnosing you with as I am not a diagnostician, I will just add to your knowledge with the following: Epley and/or Semont Man...
by KyrieTimo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistance training may slow the progression of MS
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: Resistance training may slow the progression of MS

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 pat...
by KyrieTimo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: electric stem devices-anyone try these or familiar?
Replies: 1
Views: 3972

Re: electric stem devices-anyone try these or familiar?

Hello blossom, I have tried various kinds of e-stim units and have learned in my research that they perform a number of different functions, so if you are interested in one I would first become familiar with the applications. You can get them to actually stimulate denervated muscle (someone with par...
by KyrieTimo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: Foot Drop
Replies: 3
Views: 3988

Re: Foot Drop

You may find the best look searching for an "ankle foot orthosis." This is a device that usually straps to the calf, supports the foot (fits inside shoe), and prevents ankle plantar flexion.

Best of luck :)

Timo

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