Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis: A Safe and Effective Program to Fight Fatigue, Build Strength, and Improve Balance

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A specially-designed, easy-to-follow program to feel better and improve your quality of life.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating disease that damages the central nervous system. It affects nearly 400,000 Americans with daily fatigue, loss of coordination and balance, and muscle spasms or spasticity–and it has no cure. Now, research shows that MS symptoms can be reduced through exercise, making living with MS a little easier. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis tells you how ...

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Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis: A Safe and Effective Program to Fight Fatigue, Build Strength, and Improve Balance

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Overview

A specially-designed, easy-to-follow program to feel better and improve your quality of life.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating disease that damages the central nervous system. It affects nearly 400,000 Americans with daily fatigue, loss of coordination and balance, and muscle spasms or spasticity–and it has no cure. Now, research shows that MS symptoms can be reduced through exercise, making living with MS a little easier. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis tells you how to improve your daily symptoms, especially fatigue and mobility.

Written by a licensed postrehabilitation specialist who has worked extensively with MS patients, Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis provides a tested program. An essential reference for anyone who suffers from MS, it will show you:
• How daily exercise can help reduce your fatigue
• How to increase physical strength while decreasing spasticity
• How to compensate for loss of balance and coordination while walking
• Why medical treatments are just not enough

If you or someone you know suffers from MS, you need this book. With an easy-to-follow, simple workout designed to adapt to many energy levels, Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis will help MS sufferers to achieve a healthier, happier, more productive life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578262274
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 298,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Hamler is a fitness professional with more than twenty years of experience in the field. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals, he spent the last several years as a postrehabilitation specialist working extensively with MS patients.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ben W. Thrower, M.D.

Introduction: Maintenance Is Progress

Part I: About Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 1: What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Chapter 2: Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 3: Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 4: Treatment of Symptoms

Chapter 5: The Benefits of Exercise

Part II: Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 6: Gait Analysis

Chapter 7: Core/Ab Training

Chapter 8: Resistance Training

Chapter 9: A Positive Mental Approach

Part III: The Workouts

Conclusion: You Inspire Me

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Training Log

Appendix C: Resources

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