RecTech-Nudge Corner: Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise
RecTech is a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center intended to identify strategies and solutions for improving the accessibility of parks, trails, fitness centers, and swimming pools for persons with disabilities. The National Users with Disabilities Group on Exercise (NUDGE) is a research project assessing the extent to which current knowledge concerning recreation technology is transferred into practical application, assisting people with disabilities to engage in recreational activities. To participate in the NUDGE survey, click on http://www.rercrectech.org/surveys/default.htm. For general information on NUDGE, click on http://www.rercrectech.org/r2.htm, and to join, contact Dr. Barth Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-900-8086.
This month's video clip feature is multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In addition to improving overall health, cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, and flexibility, exercise can help one increase energy, improve balance, manage spasticity, decrease muscle atrophy, and better perform activities of daily living. Try out the video clip at http://www.ncpad.org/226/1500/Exercise~for~People~with~Multiple~Sclerosis~-~Series~I.
Also, see NCPAD's factsheet (http://www.ncpad.org/70/520/Multiple~Sclerosis) and monographs on multiple sclerosis and exercise (http://www.ncpad.org/155/1175/Multiple~Sclerosis~and~Exercise; http://www.ncpad.org/156/1192/Multiple~Sclerosis~~~Designing~an~Exercise~Program).