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Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Orem UT

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in Orem, UT. 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.

Draper Snap Fitness
(801) 748-0019
129 E 13800 S
Draper, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Amanda Pribyl
(801) 623-1342
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Marathons
Schedule Type
NASM, APEX
Education
Bachelors in Exercise Science from BYU
General Information
25 years old (trains both men and women)

Cottonwood Heights Snap Fitness
(801) 733-7627
3418 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Draper Snap Fitness
(801) 748-0019
129 E 13800 S
Draper, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Syracuse Snap Fitness
(801) 825-0191
2107 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Alyssa Krug
(801) 427-8420
Orem, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Boot Camp
Schedule Type
NASM
General Information
23 years old (trains both men and women)

North Ogden Snap Fitness
(801) 737-1570
428 E. 2600 N.
North Ogden, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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West Jordan Snap Fitness
(801) 282-2766
7759 South 4800 West
West Jordan, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Layton Snap Fitness
(801) 544-7627
781 East Gordon Ave.
Layton, UT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Cedar City Snap Fitness
(435) 867-1301
2333 West Hwy 56, Suite 400
Cedar City, UT
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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