Senior Balance Exercises For MS Patients

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via
New studies show that there is help and hope for folks with Multiple Sclerosis to eventually improve mobility with programs such as participating in leg strengthening routines,  senior balance exercises and myelin development. Please see more information at A breakthrough international study  – led by Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – has been recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study looked at how the brain repairs itself, which could revolutionize treatments for individuals who suffer with multiple sclerosis. The research, performed on mice and tissue cultures, reveals for the first time that a type of cell involved in immune control also releases a protein that triggers regrowth of myelin. study looking at how the brain repairs itself could revolutionize treatments for multiple sclerosis. The research, performed on mice and tissue cultures, reveals for the first time that a type of cell involved in immune control also releases a protein that triggers regrowth of myelin. Worldwide more than 2.3 million people are effected by Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple  Sclerosis Is a disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue of the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks and destroys myelin. Myelin is the fatty protective sheath that surrounds and insulate all nerve fibers. As the Myelin damage increases, it disrupts the signals that travel to and from the brain along the affected nerves. This results in significant difficulties such as having problems moving extremities, difficulties with standing up from a chair or getting out of bed, difficulties with standing and walking balance. Other symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include:
Episodes of dizziness
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Increased reflexes
  • Eye problems such as blurred or double vision
  • Feelings of tingling or numbness, especially in the extremities
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of arm, hand or leg strength
  • Difficulty speaking and slurred speech
  • Muscle tremors
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Paralysis
  • Problems with thinking, concentration, memory and judgment
As a result, individuals with multiple sclerosis are more likely to experience a fall and are therefore encouraged to practice balance exercises on a daily basis to help enhance any potential of steadiness with standing and walking movements.

Senior Balance Exercises For MS

    To help with the weakness and instability of Multiple sclerosis, medical professionals like doctors, nurses and physical therapists suggest a course of senior balance exercises be started in clinic and followed up with a program of stability routines at home. Now you can perform simple equilibrium exercises in the comfort of your own home. One such steadiness routine involves standing on one foot while you hold on to a sink or counter. with single leg standing exercise, the goal is to stand on one foot for twenty seconds and repeat that routine for three repetitions on each foot. Single leg standing exercises help to both enhance stability but also build necessary leg strength. Now you can rehearse single leg standing and other senior balance exercises at home by following the instruction of a qualified Physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn how to perform balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

    For those folks with Multiple Sclerosis, please  get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Don’t wait! Start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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