Movement Activities in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: L. Keclíková;  M. Hoskovcová;  O. Gál;  E. Havrdová;  K. Novotná
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(1): 23-28
Category: Review Article


The effect of controlled movement activity in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) has repeatedly been demonstrated by numerous studies that have also shown that exercise does not affect severity or frequency of relapses. This paper summarizes current state of know­ledge on movement activities mechanisms and their application in the treatment of major MS-related neurological symptoms (fatigue, spastic paresis, ataxia, postural instability). Both research and clinical practice consistently show that the complexity of the clinical picture of MS requires a comprehensive therapeutic intervention. The paper reviews the mechanisms of action and the latest recommendations on the major forms of physical activities used in patients with MS, i.e. aerobic, resistance and combined training.The authors add their clinical experience, including their own design of a group circuit aerobic-resistance training.The paper does not discuss any other elements of the comprehensive therapeutic approach as this is out of the scope of the paper.

Key words:
multiple sclerosis – motor activities – training

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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