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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.

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  1. IN PERSON Exercise

    MS Achievement Center

    The MS Achievement Center, meeting at the Chapter's office in Southfield, is designed to help people meet a range of personal goals. These include: Reducing stress, Improving or maintaining mobility, Enhancing a support system, Providing creative expression outlets, Maximize individual abilities, Expanding learning opportunities. Every Thursday 1-4pm

    Southfield, MI 48076See Map
  2. IN PERSON Exercise

    Regional Lending Library

    In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS, those who care for them, and health professionals through the Midwest Regional Lending Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including symptom management, emotional health, exercise, family support, disease information, and more.

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  4. VIDEO Exercise

    Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

    This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

  5. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated December 2011)

  6. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  7. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching with a Helper for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    For individuals who need a helper. Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated February 2012)

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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You can Count On US for health, knowledge and independence programs. The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter supports a wide range of programs and services designed to assist people with MS to live more productive lives. These programs are developed in direct response to needs expressed by our members.

The Chapter takes pride in offering important services under the direction of a caring and informed staff of professionals and volunteers.