Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis

Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis
Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis
SKU: 605

By Karl Knopf, PhD

This course is offered in cooperation with Desert Southwest Fitness. Acquire the tools and strategies to improve physical fitness and functional ability for clients with multiple sclerosis who have varying symptoms of the disease and levels of ability. Learn exercise precautions, program design, perceptual motor and balance skill development, ambulation training, transfer techniques and much more in the only course of its kind. 120 pgs.

Course Length: 6.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis

Course Goals and Objectives:

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the student in the etiology of multiple sclerosis and treatment considerations for rehabilitation with patients with multiple sclerosis.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

1. Outline the symptoms, pathology, types and related impairments associated with MS.

2. List the benefits of physical activity for people with MS and be aware of the information needed for starting a patient with MS on an exercise program.

3. Identify appropriate exercise recommendations and precautions for the patient with MS.

4. Identify appropriate communication to use when working with patient with MS.

5. Instruct patents with varying levels of MS in safe and effective exercise including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility training, ambulation, balance and perceptual motor activities, and aquatic exercise.

6. Identify appropriate transfer techniques for patients with MS.

7. Identify appropriate exercise monitoring techniques.

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