MS, exercise and research: The road ahead

Scientists are calling for more research into testing the benefits of exercise soon after an MS diagnosis.

A group of Danish researchers recently found that not enough was being done in this space.

In their analysis of exercise therapy studies, they found that none have looked at the effects of treatment any earlier than three years after diagnosis.

They found that studies typically include people with an EDSS of at least 3 – equivalent to mild to moderate disability in several functional systems. This means that the vast majority of studies have evaluated exercise therapy once someone’s MS is well established.

The researchers suggest that scientists may have overlooked an early window of opportunity when it comes to introducing exercise.

They say exercise interventions should start from the first episode of neurological symptoms and continue throughout the first few years following a diagnosis of MS. They also propose that studies should investigate exercise therapy as an add-on to disease modifying drugs in the early stages of MS.

Exercising with Naboso insoles is now helping MS patients around the world. The International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in NYC is seeing amazing results among some patients, according to Naboso Technology founder Dr Emily Splichal. These patients are balancing better and experiencing less pain.

We are also getting positive feedback right here in Australia from people with MS who are now trying Naboso insoles for the first time. Watch this space as we learn from their experience over the next year.

Read the study: MS Trust

Find out more: Enhancing sensory stimulation to improve balance in Multiple Sclerosis

Quick Shop