Participation in exercise yields meaningful benefits among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet this population engages in low rates of health-promoting physical activity. The disconnect between evidence of benefits and rates of participation requires consideration of new opportunities for changing this health behavior. The current article hypothesizes that the patient-provider interaction offers a fertile opportunity for promoting exercise behavior in MS.
The interaction between patient and health care provider offers a new opportunity for exercise promotion in persons with multiple sclerosis.
Departments of 1Physical Therapy and 2Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL; 3School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University; and 4Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Address for correspondence: Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 336 SHPB, Birmingham, AL 35294 (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for publication: October 18, 2017.
Editor: Bo Fernhall, Ph.D., FACSM.