Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Long Island City NY

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in Long Island City, NY. 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.

The Athletic And Swim Club
(646) 626-4657
787 7th Ave
New York, NY
Promotion
Offer - Complimentary 3-Day guest pass when you mention Felix.

Limit - one pass per individual.

Hours
Monday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Services
Aerobics, Aquatic Exercise, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Indoor Cycling, Martial Arts, Massage, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool, Yoga

Lucille Roberts 42nd Street
(212) 682-8421
50 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Belly Dancing Class, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip Hop Dance Class, Kickboxing, Personal Training, Pilates, Step Class, Yoga, Zumba

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Lucille Roberts Astoria
(718) 626-6464
32-62 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Belly Dancing Class, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip Hop Dance Class, Kickboxing, Personal Training, Pilates, Step Class, Yoga, Zumba

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Worldwide Plaza - Bally Sports Club Bally Total Fitness
350 W 50th St
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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106th Street Bally Total Fitness
1915 3rd Ave
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers

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Madison Avenue Bally Total Fitness
45 E 55th St
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Personal Training, Pilates, Sauna, Steam Room, Yoga

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Movement Lab
(718) 595-2162
118 N 11th St # 3
Brooklyn, NY
 
Penta - Bally Sports Club Bally Total Fitness
139 W 32nd St
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Lucille Roberts 5th Avenue & 14th Street
(212) 255-3999
80 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Belly Dancing Class, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip Hop Dance Class, Kickboxing, Personal Training, Pilates, Step Class, Yoga, Zumba

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Elmhurst Bally Total Fitness
7528 Queens Blvd
Elmhurst, NY
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Yoga

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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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