Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gymnastics and Aerobic Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable disease, and after recovery, patients can benefit from improved living conditions and they also can prevent complications. Recovery in Multiple Sclerosis involves primarily a proper physical therapy which in each case depends on the lack of functionality that the Multiple Sclerosis patient has at that time. Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis is particularly useful in order to remove the period which leading to immobilization in a wheelchair.

Multiple Sclerosis gets worse slowly, over the course of more than ten years. There are several cases in which evolution is considered to be relatively favorable if at 25 years after onset, the patient's autonomy is still running. Medication and psychical activity are effective and can overcome this patient 25 years of natural evolution, so that the period of immobilization in wheel chair be adjourned.

Gymnastics and aerobic exercise can help Multiple Sclerosis to ease theirs early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. It's important for all Multiple Sclerosis sufferers to take some precautions if they want to be with their gymnastics or aerobic exercise program. The most important thing that all multiple Sclerosis sufferers should always remember is to not overdo it.

Any Multiple Sclerosis patient should check with his doctor before beginning any exercise program. He or she could follow some recommendations before they starting any gymnastics or aerobic program.
-patients should choose the types of exercise best suited to them and those which ythey should avoid
-the intensity of the workout (how hard they should be working)
-the duration of their workout and any physical limitations
The type of exercise that works best for one patient depends on his symptoms, fitness level, and overall health.

Gymnastics focuses on working with individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease like Multiple Sclerosis. Physiotherapy is essential in patients who have Multiple Sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, spinal and strokes. Most commonly, neurological problems for which these patients need help from a therapist are paralysis, paresis, spasticity, balance disorders, inability to walk and loss of functional independence in general. They are especially concerned dysfunction by chiropractors in medical gymnastics program.

In general, people with a neurological condition are unable to perform normal daily activities and often are even incapable of self-care.  Physical therapy is not intended (nor possibility) to cure Multiple Sclerosis disease. Patients and their families should be aware of this so as not to have unrealistic expectations. That does not mean they should be neglected medical gymnastics. Full recovery is not always possible but in most cases a partial functional recovery may be sufficient to provide the patient a degree of independence and a better quality of life.



Gymnastics and Aerobic Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis

Many doctors use many types of exercises in helping Multiple Sclerosis to recover patients: stretching, strength exercises for muscle recovery and restore balance, coordination and thus the possibility of locomotion (walking recovery). Medical gymnastics program must include a certain extent and different types of aerobic exercises, within the execution of each patient.

Aerobic exercise are most suitable to improve motor function in Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. Besides that maintain normal muscle fibers innervated, aerobic exercises can significantly reduce fatigue and depression. Exercises to increase muscle strength using weights must be adjusted after Multiple Sclerosis patients possibilities. Exercises should not be too intense, not to cause a significant rise in body temperature. Also, aerobic exercises in Multiple Sclerosis sufferers must be done regular and on long-term, they must represent a way of life. Patients with a higher degree of disability can perform lighter activities that require unused segments. It's about simple daily activities, such as toilet, dressing, feeding, showering etc.

Gymnastics and aerobic exercise can be useful so you can stay in shape as much as possible. You and your doctor can discuss on what type of therapy or exercise would be best for you. You may need to do physiotherapy sessions regularly and to do some exercises at home. Some people have been helped by activities such as swimming, yoga and horse riding. Any exercise that you enjoy and that you can do it comfortably in, will bring benefits. Besides the fact that you will maintain high muscle tone, exercise can be a nice way to relax. Local or national Multiple Sclerosis Society can provide exercise and recreational programs, or can recommend facilities or medical personnel that can offer such activities.

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