MS Practice - For Health Professionals
Aquatic exercise provides many potential benefits for people with MS. Professionals who have exercise qualifications are suited to prescribe this form of exercise.
Ataxia and tremor are common yet difficult symptoms to manage in people with MS - often requiring the involvement of a multidisciplinary team. Early intervention is important in order to address both the functional and psychological issues associated with these symptoms.
People with MS can develop balance problems as a result of damage to the brain or spinal cord. Finding the best way to manage balance problems in people with MS requires a unique approach for each individual
People with MS can present with a complex range of symptoms. Some of these include dysautonomia (autonomic dysfunction), fatigue, cognitive impairment, and mood disorders. These symptoms must be managed in order to optimise intervention outcomes.
Pain in people with MS can be the direct result of demyelination and axonal loss. Other MS symptoms such as spasticity or weakness, as well as disorders that affect the general population, may also lead to pain in people with MS.
Spasticity is one of the most common physical symptoms experienced by people with MS. Because spasticity can significantly affect motor performance and the activities of daily living among people with MS, appropriate management should be implemented from the time of onset.
People with MS experience specific problems that may affect their performance of strength and cardiorespiratory exercises. An understanding of the MS population is required for the successful implementation of such exercises.