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Stretching Key for Individuals with MS Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central
nervous system that interferes with the brain's ability
to send and receive messages.
It is called "Multiple" because more than one area of
the brain and/or spinal cord is affected.
It is called "Sclerosis" because MS caused tissue to
become hardened ("sclerosed").
MS and Mobility
There are many reasons that a person with MS may develop difficulty
- Sensory changes
- Visual Blurring
- Double vision
MS Spasticity and Stiffness
Spasticity can slow us down, or stop us in our tracks. Muscles do not
Stretching and Flexibility
Stretching and flexibility are important for an exercise program. The most effective stretches include 2 types of stretching, static and dynamic. And a range of stretching techniques for specific body regions for overall flexibility.