Take a Break to Improve MS Patient Outcomes

One of the symptoms patients with Multiple Sclerosis commonly experience is fatigue which often limits their ability to complete physical therapy. Recent research found that taking intermittent breaks between physical therapy exercises can greatly improve the amount of exercise MS patients can handle. Today’s podcast features Herb Karpatkin, DSc, MPT, and professor at the Hunter College Program in Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, New York. His physical therapy clinic specializes in working with patients with MS and neurologic dysfunctions and is dedicated to creating new tools that physical therapists can use to effectively work with MS patients.

The study found fatigue to be much lower in patients who were allowed to take rests in between exercise when compared to doing the exercises continuously. The study was presented in June at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 24th Annual Conference and the Third Joint Meeting of Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Tune in now to learn how these findings can help you provide better outcomes for MS patients.

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