A study published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation over the summer has reported the positive effects a 12 week community based exercise class can have on patients with MS. 20 patients with MS underwent a 60 minute twice weekly class based on mobility, balance and strengthening exercises. This was compared to the 12 MS patients [...]
A systematic review published this week in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine has highlighted the effect of physiotherapy interventions on balance in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The authors have concluded a small, yet significant, improvement in balance in MS patients with mild to moderate disability. 11 studies were included in a qualitative analysis while 7 provided [...]
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is commonly used in neurorehabilitation for the treatment of pain and spasticity. The long-term effects of sensory stimulation by means of TENS on hand sensitivity were investigated in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). TENS was applied for 3 weeks (1 hour per day) on the median nerve region of the [...]
Lack of balance and falls are common and disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a novel visuo-proprioceptive feedback training in ameliorating balance and reducing the risk of falls. Patients with multiple sclerosis with unrestricted walking ability and healthy age/sex-matched controls were recruited. After a baseline [...]
Fatigue occurs in the majority of multiple sclerosis patients and therapeutic possibilities are few. Fatigue, mood and quality of life were studied in patients with multiple sclerosis following progressive resistance training leading to improvement of muscular strength and functional capacity. Fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale, FSS), mood (Major Depression Inventory, MDI) and quality of life (physical [...]
For those who suffer from balance disorders and loss of mobility, promising results from a new stabilizing device may help to reestablish mobility, confidence and independence. This week, Motion Therapeutics premieres its BalanceWearâ„¢ Stabilizing Garments at the 24th Annual Meeting for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in San Antonio. The device is worn as [...]
ycling progressive resistance training for people with multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled study.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of cycling progressive resistance training combined with balance exercises on walking speed, balance, fatigue, fear of falling, depression, and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. In this prospective randomized controlled trial, 45 patients were randomized into two exercise training (n = 30) groups [...]
A multiple sclerosis sufferer has treated her debilitating condition with a course of 1,500 bee stings.Â Sami Chugg, 45, was diagnosed with MS in 1998 and it slowly began to attack her ability to move.Â Sami, a charity worker from Bristol, was plagued by numbness and she could barely walk or leave her room.Â But [...]
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ffects of endurance training in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients complaining of motor fatigue. Thirty MS patients complaining of fatigue with low to moderate disabilities randomly allocated to the intervention (thrice weekly 45-min intervals of endurance exercise) or control treatment (three 45-min episodes of stretching, balance training [...]
Scientists in Bristol claim results from a research project into multiple sclerosis (MS) could lead to treatment to reduce the severity of the disease.Â The team carried out tests on mice and found those with higher levels of galanin, a protein within brain nerve cells, were resistant to MS. Read more….