Despite your best efforts, you may have found finding an effective exercise program designed for Multiple Sclerosis difficult and frustrating.
The reality is most fitness trainers or even physical therapists don’t fully understand your symptoms and don’t quite know what to do with you.
They may push you a little too hard… or baby you too much.
Have you found yourself wondering if anyone REALLY understands how to help you?
If the answer is yes, then it’s time to pursue a solution that works.
That’s where we come in – Adaptive Allied Health
The benefits of exercise with MS
Exercise, when done correctly and safely, is one of the best things you can do for MS.
Exercise & Movement is the proven way to combat MS symptoms
Anyone looking for a professional personalised exercise program specifically for Multiple Sclerosis can become a member.
Discover how our Exercise Physiologists can help you…
I want you to KNOW and BELIEVE that you can live a life by design and escape a life ruled by your diagnosis.
Your Exercise Physiologist will guide you to victory and PROVE that your MS doesn’t have to define you.
When you talk with our Exercise Physiologist, we will cover with you the following:
Not everyone knows that Accredited Exercise Physiology is covered by some public health schemes and private insurances.
Private Health Funds
Commonly Asked Questions
Exercise Physiology With MS is a unique prescription exercise program specially designed and tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
We put the science and research into your exercise program to make it as efficient and beneficial for you whilst minimising the amount of time that you actually need to do it.
Your Exercise Physiologist is committed to improving your health outcomes, by prescribing exercise programs specifically for MS.
We are here to help you better manage your diagnosis and treatment and to help you achieve the best quality of life possible.
The purpose and goal of the Exercise Physiologist at Adaptive Allied Health is to educate the Multiple Sclerosis Community how to exercise safely, correctly, and effectively in order to manage your symptoms, teach your brain new ways to move around your damaged nerves, and to slow the progression of MS or rebuild after MS progression has been stopped.
Many of the symptoms associated with MS are reduced through physical exercise. Exercise is a great way for everyone to stay strong, control weight, improve fitness and ward off chronic disease. While managing the consequences of MS, exercise represents a crucial tool and is an important approach for improving health and wellness. Unfortunately, inactivity invites consequences such as fatigue, poor strength and poor fitness. If someone is feeling fatigued, they might be less likely to exercise, and as a result they will have even more fatigue over time. Being inactive also raises the risk of developing other chronic health conditions. If you remain inactive, alongside MS, you might develop heart disease or diabetes too.
There is definite scientific evidence that exercise is associated with meaningful outcomes for persons with MS, and these outcomes range from the cellular level to quality of life. Research has indicated that persons with MS who engage in exercise have better brain health based on magnetic resonance imaging, better cognition based on speed of information processing, and increased mobility and cardiovascular health. Plus, persons with MS who engage with exercise have less fatigue, depression, anxiety, and pain and better sleep quality and quality of life.
Yes! Exercise is not associated with any greater risk for persons with MS than for healthier individuals. Research which summarised the risk of relapse and other adverse events associated with exercise training has shown that exercise is not associated with increased risk of relapse or risk of adverse events for persons with MS.
Aerobic exercise (also known as cardiovascular exercise) makes you puff and pant, and gets your heart racing.
Resistance training (also known as strength training) involves strengthening major muscle groups against resistance – either your own body weight, resistance bands, free weights, or machine weights.
Your exercise physiologist may also prescribe specific exercises to you to target specific impairments, such as poor balance. These exercises are also important, and can be integrated into other forms of activity like those described above.
If you find exercise daunting, remember that doing something is better than nothing, and doing a bit more is better than doing a little bit. Speak to your exercise physiologist about finding a program that is right for you.
Your exercise physiologist can help you to start small, build success, and set goals.
You should think of your personal Exercise Physiologist as an educator and a friend. Not only will they walk you through different exercise sequences, but they will also show you how to exercise safely, effectively and take into account MS related fatigue.
Your exercise phsyiologist can help you start with short, simple exercise sessions that you can do during the time of day that you feel the best.
Exercise is the most effective treatment for MS-related fatigue – building up your physical strength will help you cope with the fatigue.
Other things to do to maximise your energy levels for exercise: avoid the hottest time of day; wear loose and comfortable clothing; wear a hat if outdoors; listen to upbeat music; have something to eat 2 hours before your session; and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.