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Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Brick NJ

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Wings Adult Fitness
(732) 820-0980
2100 Highway 35
Sea Girt, NJ
Promotion
Call today to learn more about joining wings fitness!
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Circuit Training, Dance Class, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Sports Training, Yoga

Tinton Falls Snap Fitness
(732) 361-1397
4070 Asbury Ave.
Tinton Falls, NJ
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Maple Shade Bally Total Fitness
2834 Route 73 N
Maple Shade, NJ
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Tanning, Yoga

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Aberdeen Snap Fitness
(732) 290-7627
318 Lloyd Rd.
Aberdeen, NJ
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Watchung Snap Fitness
(908) 320-4247
1515 Route 22 West
Watchung, NJ
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Brick Bally Total Fitness
193 Chambersbridge Rd
Brick, NJ
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool

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Wings Adult Fitness
(732) 820-0980
2100 Highway 35
Sea Girt, NJ
Promotion
Call today to learn more about joining wings fitness!
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Circuit Training, Dance Class, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Sports Training, Yoga

Brick Bally Total Fitness
193 Chambersbridge Rd
Brick, NJ
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool

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Wayne Bally Total Fitness
350 US Highway 46
Wayne, NJ
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Jamesburg Snap Fitness
(732) 521-1717
198 Buckelew Ave
Jamesburg, NJ
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Working with Multiple Sclerosis on the Pilates Reformer

by Mary Kay Hausladen Foley, PT, GCFP

Foley (r.) with a patientPilates instructors know well that the Reformer is an excellent tool to work on strength, flexibility, motor control and balance. For these reasons, the Reformer is also an extremely useful tool for working with people with multiple sclerosis. I have worked with a wide variety of MS patients over the last 23 years, as a physical therapist and as a Pilates Reformer instructor, in association with The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (the mission of which is to empower MS patients; its motto is “Can Do”). Some patients have such mild symptoms that an outsider would never guess that they have the disease, while others can be quite debilitated it. For the MS population, the Reformer can be invaluable for work on functional changes in areas where motor control or muscle function is compromised.

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It is a chronic and usually progressive disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin—the layer of insulation around nerve fibers—in the brain and spinal cord. This leads to a decrease in nerve function, which causes symptoms that vary from patient to patient and in severity, such as weakness, fatigue, spasticity (a condition we’ll discuss later on in this article), bladder dysfunction, pain, vertigo, decreased balance, cognitive deficits and speech and swallowing difficulties. Because multiple sclerosis affects motor control, the majority of people diagnosed with the disease experience walking difficulty at some point. Research indicates that number is somewhere between 64 and 85 percent. In fact, 70 percent of MS patients report that walking is the most challenging aspect of their disease. Within 15 years of diagnosis, 50 percent of multiple sclerosis patients require assistance walking and, in later stages, up to a third of patients are completely unable to walk. More than 4...

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