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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181fd0b15
Column: Special Populations

Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D1; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2

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

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Abstract

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.

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