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Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Section Editor(s): Ronai, Peter MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, ACSM RCEP

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - pp 26-29
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181fd0b15
Column: Special Populations

MULTPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) IS A PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT CAN LIMIT A PERSON'S ABILITY TO LEAD AN ACTIVE LIFE. EXERCISE IS BENEFICIAL TO IMPROVE WALKING ABILITY, ENERGY LEVELS, PHYSICAL FUNCTION, AND OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE. THIS COLUMN DESCRIBES THE EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, EXERCISE BENEFITS, RISKS, AND EXERCISE GOALS FOR PERSONS WITH MS.

Column Editor

1Exercise Science Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and 2University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Peter Ronai assuming a new role as an associate clinical professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.

Tom Lafonataine manages PREVENT Consulting Services and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

© 2011 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association