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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

  1. VIDEO Exercise

    Yoga: For MS and Related Conditions (DVD)

    Who is this tape for? Anyone with limited mobility. This includes people with: Multiple Sclerosis, Mild Arthritis, Chronic Illness or Pain, Post-Polio Syndrome,or Chronic Fatigue. This tape is also for Seniors and anyone with daily stresses as well as people who are overweight or temporarily limited. If aerobics videos are too difficult, but you know that you need to exercise - This is the tape for you!

  2. ONLINE Exercise

    An Introduction to MS for Fitness and Wellness Professionals

    Free online training course for fitness and wellness professionals, including aquatics instructors, yoga teachers, personal trainers, and others who want to learn more about MS. The course provides an overview of the disease and offers specific strategies for working with a diverse MS population. This online course has been approved by the American Council on Exercise for 0.4 continuing education credits.

  3. IN PERSON Exercise

    Yoga Sanctuary

    Yoga instructor in Litchfield, N.H.

  4. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    Below The Belt: Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS

    April 17, 2013 Recording. Learn about common bladder and bowel issues that can arise with MS, and ways to treat and cope with them. Speaker: Christine St. Laurent, MSN, RN, MSCN, MS certified nurse, formerly the clinical nurse coordinator at the MS Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.

  5. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    Improving Independence in Progressive MS

    June 12, 2013 Speaker: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN Sometimes MS symptoms can progress to the point that they significantly interfere with daily activities. Maintaining control and independence in everyday life doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything the same way you did it before. This call will discuss how to navigate the world of assistive technology and suggest ways to modify your environment at home and at work to optimize control and independence.

  6. TELEPHONE Treating MS

    Mindfulness Based Strategies for Coping with MS Pain

    Pain is often an overlooked symptom in MS 80% of people with MS experiencing some type of pain. Learn about the origins of pain in MS, how it is treated with medications and/or rehabilitation and how to manage it through relaxation and meditation. Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Cahill and Ruth Geller. Teleconference Recorded: October 23, 2013

  7. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    The Emotional and Physical Health of Caregivers

    Maintaining your health and well-being is essential to being able to care for others. Celebrate National Family Caregivers’ Month by learning tips for overcoming physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness. Recorded teleconference, November 6, 2013.

  8. ONLINE Nutrition

    Achieving Optimal Wellness: Exercise and Nutrition

    Learn about the benefits and importance of wellness behaviors, exercise and nutrition to manage the symptoms of MS. Speakers: Brian Quinn, PTA, M.S. at St. Charles Rehabilitation Network, Partner in MS Care and Mara Crans, M.D., a competitive triathlete living with MS for 18 years. Northeast Region Teleconferences: Living Well with MS: Spring 2014 Series.

  9. ONLINE Exercise

    CogniFitness: Memory, Attention and Executive Skills

    Up to 60% of people with MS experience cognitive changes in some form. This call will discuss issues and engage you in practical activities. Learn exercises and strategies to help focus your attention, improve memory, planning & problem solving skills. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, MS OTR, BCPR, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Northeast Region Teleconferences.

  10. ONLINE Treating MS

    The Disease Modifying Therapies: Your Treatment Options

    Recorded June 11, 2014. Learn about new oral medications and current treatment choices for MS. Speaker: Ilana Katz Sand, MD, Assistant Professor and Associate Medical Director of Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Northeast Region Teleconferences: Living Well with MS: Spring 2014 Series.