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

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

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By (author) Brad Hamler

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  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 154 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 12mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 13 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1578262275
  • ISBN 13: 9781578262274
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 100 black and white photos
  • Sales rank: 212,419

Product description

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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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.

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