The Pain Free Life

Exercises

Swimming and MS

I feel empowered when I swim!  So many insecurities kept me out of the pool!  First was my lack of self-confidence about my body size. I’ll forever be grateful that I was born  with skinny genes but I didn’t always believe it was so.   Then I when started needing a cane and then a …

Swimming and MS Read More »

Stretching for MS

Warm-up, stretch, exercise, stretch, cool down Here are some of the benefits of stretching: Some people say that stretching relieves up to 50 percent of Pain. The muscles are elongated with stretching, it helps break up scar tissue, adhesions to help protect area of injury but over time it compresses area and diminishes range of …

Stretching for MS Read More »

Prevent Contracture with Exercise and Stretching

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19089.htm If we don’t exercise including stretches, our muscles, tendons and ligaments will shorten and we may lose the full range of motion. This is called contracture and exercise including stretching will help strengthen and lengthen our muscles, tendons and ligaments and prevent contracture.   A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches muscle …

Prevent Contracture with Exercise and Stretching Read More »

Move it Exercise

Move it! Fatigue is a common symptom of MS. Developing an exercise plan that works for you and one you can sustain over time may help reduce certain types of MS-related fatigue. It’s of course important to work with your healthcare team to design a suitable MS exercise program.         Gain endurance. …

Move it Exercise Read More »