Posts Tagged ‘exercise for ms’

I thought I’d share with the community (of fellow MSers and caregivers) two resources that are accessible simply with an internet connection! First: one of the best, most honest, well-rounded Youtube channels about MS — Aaron Boster MD. Dr. Boster is an MS specialist in Columbus, Ohio, who started videos a few years back to […]


pilates and ms

28Feb16

Out of date… But I found an article I was saving from 2012 (OK, now I can get rid of it, I’m writing about it) out of one of my fitness professional magazines, talking about all of the benefits of Pilates for MS. I think I am a testimony to that one… But the article […]


Shortly after my diagnosis (defined by the only flare-up that I’m aware of), I started worrying about overall loss of strength. Of course–who wouldn’t? The first thing I thought, after the end of that flare-up, was–“good! No more current damage happening to my nervous system, I won’t have any more loss of strength than I […]


Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Americans! I have only had one significant relapse as an MS patient–the one in 2012 that diagnosed me (though I believe a series of events in 2008 may have been a flare-up as well, in addition to some minor events over the years). My MRIs have remained stable, since. […]


So many of us with MS have trouble with coordination every now and then… or a lot… I have good days (where I’m totally coordinated!) and bad days (where I walk like I’m drunk…) so I figure coordination is a skill I should work on maintaining. One way to do this is through DANCING! Now, […]


OK, I’ve drawn much of this conclusion before. But I figured I’d reiterate my thoughts, since I haven’t seen this talked about anywhere, really. People with MS develop chronic pain. Yes, it’s a nervous system disorder. The nervous system is this big, amorphous, not-well-understood thing. And the source of much of this pain is also […]


almost there!

19Jun14

In a few short days, I will be able to say that I have survived spring quarter… and I mean that literally! Tomorrow morning, i give the last final for the quarter. Students loosely use the term “surviving” the quarter… some of them truly mean it, in their tight budgets (I see it, in their […]


sewing machine

11May14

No, I haven’t taken up a new hobby! This is the name of one of my favorite (easy!! low-impact!! quick!!) exercises to improve the stability of your shoulder joint. In MS, we tend to slowly lose our muscle mass, so our joints will become less stable over time. But we aren’t the only ones with […]


balance

10Feb14

The ever-elusive balance… in life, activities, work… etc. But I’m talking about literal balance. That thing that those of us with MS tend to lose, as our muscles get weaker and our nerves don’t fire so well. And… when our balance starts to go, we walk around on a snowy or icy day, and… BAM, […]