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    1. 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.

    2. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    3. Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling

      TCAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to enhance independence and build community through outdoor adaptive cycling.  They make cycling a more accessible sport and recreational activity for people with disabilities, by operating an adaptive cycling "drop-in" center on the Minneapolis Greenway.  They have a variety of styles of adaptive cycles available for use including recumbent foot trikes, handcycles, and tandems.

    Resources

    1. 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 June 2016)

    2. 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 January 2019)

    3. Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

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

    4. 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. Progressive MS - Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions (video)

      Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

    6. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    7. Live Fully, Live Well

      Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

    8. 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 October 2016)

    9. Exercise / physical activity with MS (video)

      Judy Boone, physical therapist Lynn Williams, Dan Melfi and Dave Altman discuss the physical activities they enjoy / have modified to continue while living with MS. Learn more at http:www.nationalMSsociety.org/recreation.

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