Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Dundalk MD

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in Dundalk, MD. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to treatment for multiple sclerosis, multiple scoliosis therapy, Pilates DVDs, as well as information on alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis, and content on Pilates.

Northpoint Bally Total Fitness
2323 N Point Blvd
Dundalk, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Steam Room

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Linthicum Heights Snap Fitness
(410) 850-SNAP (7627)
529 S. Camp Meade Rd.
Linthicum Heights, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Towson II Bally Total Fitness
1 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Yoga

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Joppa Snap Fitness
(410) 671-4008
413 Pulaski Hwy.
Joppa, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Tease Fitness
(410) 569-0003
3502 Woodsdale Rd Suite B
Abingdon, MD
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Exercise Studio, Pilates, Special Services, Yoga, Zumba

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White Marsh Bally Total Fitness
8221 Town Center Dr
Nottingham, MD
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Tanning, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Pasadena Snap Fitness
(410) 255-9757
354 E. Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Millersville Snap Fitness
(410) 987-7777
672-C Old Mill Road
Millersville, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Route 40 Bally Total Fitness
6516 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Nicole Barr
(410) 205-9360
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Core/Functional
Schedule Type
Certified Personal Trainer (WITS, Level III) Pilates Instructor Certification CPR Certified
Education
Nutrition & Weight ControlAdvanced Functional Training/Program DesignOne-on-One Partner TrainingOptimizing Training & RecoveryCardio Box
General Information
26 years old (trains both men and women)

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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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