MS Gym

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

Post by 81Charger » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:43 am

Hi all, I came across MS Gym with Trevor Wicken. I'm just curious if any others are doing this & if so how has it been.

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Post by jimmylegs » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:43 am

never heard of it but may well check it out. need to figure out how to help a friend get more active, and my own situation is not what you'd call optimal. (did lots of pacing and misc strengthening stuff this morning though, while hanging around a dealership for a couple hrs).
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Post by 81Charger » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:21 pm

I'm going to give it a try, I don't feel very good and feel like I'm getting worse all the time. So I feel it's worth a shot and my hope is if I spend money to join that I will actually do it.

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Post by jimmylegs » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:19 pm

ah ha, money is a dealbreaker unfortunately - for me anyway. i already know that only the buddy system really works in my case!
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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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Post by 81Charger » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:31 am

He does have lots of free videos on facebook and youtube to look at and a lot of his exercise's seem to make sense.

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Post by jimmylegs » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:47 am

i'll take a look on youtube maybe :)
take control of your own health
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: MS Gym

Post by ElliotB » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:34 pm

"I don't feel very good and feel like I'm getting worse all the time"

Exercise is very important, as are other factors such as diet/nutrition and lifestyle. These additional factors should not be ignored especially if you are not doing well. Ultimately all these work hand in hand.

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Re: MS Gym

Post by Tif » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Hi,
I really love what Trevor Wicken is doing with the MS Gym! He looks to have the credentials behind him too:-D

About 6 weeks ago, a friend was wearing an MS WALK sweatshirt, and someone came up to her and told her about Trevor Wicken and the MS Gym. I looked it up and was pleasantly surprised. It's totally set up to do at home. He has a lot of great info being offered. Seriously, everyone should take a look. I was going to post something about the MS Gym when I came across this one. I'm glad someone is doing this for us. His wife has MS too.

There are free videos.

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Post by 81Charger » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:00 am

I went ahead and joined the MS Gym. I have improved in my walking already, I've had other people mention that I'm walking better so that's positive. My biggest obstacle is to find the time to do the exercises every night.

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Re: MS Gym

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:14 am

awesome news, way to go!
a friend and i are starting aquafit next week - getting out of the pool should be hilarious (assuming it's the same as last time i was in a pool regularly).
take control of your own health
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: MS Gym

Post by 81Charger » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:02 am

That's good to hear, keep us posted on your progress.

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