MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND POOL CLASS THERAPY FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Aquatic exercises, which some people may refer to as pool exercise or water therapy, are a type of aerobic hydrotherapy. They are exercises that a person performs in the water and can involve swimming, specific exercises, or water-based games.
MS Focus Magazine
Vol.23, Issue 2, Summer 2021
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.