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Exercise in multiple sclerosis - an integral component of disease management

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Item Type:Review
Title:Exercise in multiple sclerosis - an integral component of disease management
Creators Name:Doering, A. and Pfueller, C.F. and Paul, F. and Doerr, J.
Abstract:Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) in young adults. The disease causes a wide range of symptoms depending on the localization and characteristics of the CNS pathology. In addition to drug-based immunomodulatory treatment, both drug-based and non-drug approaches are established as complementary strategies to alleviate existing symptoms and to prevent secondary diseases. In particular, physical therapy like exercise and physiotherapy can be customized to the individual patient's needs and has the potential to improve the individual outcome. However, high quality systematic data on physical therapy in MS are rare. This article summarizes the current knowledge on the influence of physical activity and exercise on disease-related symptoms and physical restrictions in MS patients. Other treatment strategies such as drug treatments or cognitive training were deliberately excluded for the purposes of this article.
Keywords:Multiple Sclerosis, Physical Therapy, Exercise, Prevention of Sequelae, Personalized Treatment
Source:EPMA Journal
Publisher:BioMed Central
Page Range:2
Date:24 December 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1007/s13167-011-0136-4
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