Research: Exercise and Physiotherapy for MS

Using exercise and physical therapy for recovery from the effects of MS, and for maintaining physical function.
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Re: Research: Exercise and Physiotherapy for MS

Post by Petr75 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:58 am

2019 Jan 24
Department of Sport Injury & Corrective Exersices, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
The Effect of Total Body Resistance Exercise on Mobility, Proprioception and Muscle Strength of the Knee in People with Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle weakness and sensory deficits cause impaired balance and walking abilities which are prerequisites for independent activity of daily living in people with multiple sclerosis. Recent physical exercises tailored to improve the activity of daily living people with multiple sclerosis have focused on the functional training.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of total body resistance exercise suspension training on mobility, proprioception and muscle strength of the knee in people with multiple sclerosis.
Pre-test and post-test control group design, single-blind.
Referral Center of Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Thirty-four women with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis were participated in this study. The Mean±SD of their age was (36.44±4.88) years; and the Expanded Disability Status Scale was (2.35±.94). The participants were divided into two groups: control group (n=15) and training group (n=19).
The training group performed the total body resistance exercise program for 8 weeks, 3 sessions per week. The control group received their usual care and daily activities. Outcomes were measured pre- and post- sessions.
Mobility was assessed with Timed Up and Go test, 10-Meter Walk Maximum test, 2-Minute Walk test, and 5-Time Sit to Stand test. Knee proprioception absolute error and isometric strength of knee flexor and extensor muscles were measured by using a biodex isokinetic dynamometer.
In the training group, Mobility (P=0.001), maximal voluntary isometric contractions of knee flexor and extensor muscles in both legs (P>0.05), and the knee proprioception absolute error in non-dominant leg at 60° knee flexion (P=0.015) improved significantly compared with the control group.
Total body resistance exercise is a functional and safe intervention that can improve the mobility and muscles strength of the knee in a short period in people with multiple sclerosis.

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2001 case study: MS exercise in 94 F (34.4 C) water

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:42 am

headed to the pool in the not too distant future (maybe starting next week??). it's on the warm side but not THIS warm:

Exercise in 94 degrees F water for a patient with multiple sclerosis (2001)

The purpose of this case report is to describe the examination, intervention, and outcome of a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who participated in a comprehensive rehabilitation program that included aquatic therapy with a pool temperature of 94 degrees F. There are few descriptions of aquatic exercise programs on muscle force, exercise tolerance, and functional outcomes in individuals with MS, and most authors recommend a water temperature of less than 85 degrees F to prevent an exacerbation of symptoms.

The patient was a 33-year-old woman. Before, during, and after the aquatic program, she was monitored for body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and perceived exertion. She was also assessed for muscle force and functional abilities.

The patient did not experience heat sensitivity or fatigue throughout the program, and her manual muscle test grades and mobility improved.

This patient's participation in aquatic therapy, in conjunction with land-based interventions, may have been associated with the improvement in functional abilities."
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pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: Research: Exercise and Physiotherapy for MS

Post by Zyklon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:19 am

My experience is the same. Even my core temperature rises during exercise, I don't feel anything bad. In the gym and pool.
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