Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Las Vegas NV

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in Las Vegas, NV. 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.

Las Vegas Snap Fitness
(702) 731-4100
3350 Novat Street Suite 160, (corner of Cheyenne & I-215)
Las Vegas, NV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Las Vegas Snap Fitness
(702) 254-7627
9325 S. Cimarron, Mountains Edge (Cimarron & Blue Diamond)
Las Vegas, NV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Henderson Snap Fitness
(702) 202-1300
1550 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Absolute Pilates
(702) 914-9944
2225 Village Walk Dr # 171
Henderson, NV
 
Las Vegas Snap Fitness
(702) 433-7627
8011 N. Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Art Of Pilates
(702) 436-9004
6346 S Pecos Rd # 2
Las Vegas, NV
 
Body In Mind Pilates Studio
(702) 531-2639
8925 S Pecos Rd # 13a
Henderson, NV
 
Las Vegas Snap Fitness
(702) 586-3089
8360 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 106
North Las Vegas, NV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Bodies By Pilates
(702) 228-2005
2790 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #120
Henderson, NV
 
Pilates Plus
(702) 564-5642
72 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy # 125
Henderson, NV
 
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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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