Thursday January 18th 2018

A Pilot Study: examining the effects and tolerability of structured dance intervention for individuals with multiple sclerosis.

CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that dance for persons with MS may have promise for improving physical activity, gait and balance. Implications for Rehabilitation Although structured dance has reported benefits in elderly populations and in individuals with cardiovascular and neurological impairments, there is virtually nothing known regarding dance in the MS population. This pilot salsa dance study shows that structured dance demonstrates promise of being well-tolerated, safe and effective at promoting physical activity in people with MS without increased fatigue. A 12-week study has been initiated to test the robustness of initial observations and further examine factors influencing participants’ physical activity adherence and behavioral change. PMID: 25875049 [PubMed – as supplied…

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A Pilot Study: examining the effects and tolerability of structured dance intervention for individuals with multiple sclerosis.

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