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Energy expenditure during everyday activities – a study comparing people with varying mobility limitations due to multiple sclerosis and healthy…

Conclusions: People with MS do not use more energy than healthy controls during everyday activities at a self-selected pace. People with MS take significantly fewer steps during activities of daily living’s. People who use bilateral support for gait have greater energy cost per step for walking and stairs activities. Implications for Rehabilitation This study found that the energy cost of movement is greater for people with MS with significant disability. Energy expenditure is an important consideration when prescribing physical activity and structured exercise for people with disability. It may be more appropriate to have energy, rather than movement, targets when prescribing physical activity for this population. PMID: 24564325 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Disability …

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