Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Study: treadmill training for MS patients


Today, there's a passle of new abstracts to peruse from the journal Multiple Sclerosis. Lots of stuff about depression, cognition, and pain, and a report from a small study investigating the impact of treadmill training on walking effort and fatigue. Bottom line: for the study's 16 participants, 12 sessions of up to 30 minutes on the treadmill improved comfortable walking speed and endurance. We just got our basement tidied up; maybe there ought to be a treadmill down there. They're expensive little buggers, but maybe a used treadmill?

Link to abstract.

1 comment:

jen d said...

Hi,
My name is Jenny and I am part of an online community called CarePlace, for people experiencing similar health related issues and their caregivers, including MS. We have recently added new MS related communities to the site.
As your blog relates to what we are doing at CarePlace, I was wondering if you might be willing to check out our site and let me know if you think it might be helpful to the people who communicate through and with you. People can join multiple communities, share experiences, check out info on medical conditions and treatments and form their own groups within the site.
We have gotten great feedback and as you know the more people in various communities the more outreach and support that happens. Our users have really liked it so far and we are adding new features all the time based on what everyone is telling us.
It’s really important to us to get feedback from people like you about the site as we develop features – the site is www.careplace.com. You can add me as a friend (jend) and let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance!
Jenny (jend)