Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis Pasadena TX

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in Pasadena, TX. 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.

Body Evolution
(713) 487-8948
12155 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland, TX
Promotion
Call for a Free 7 day pass for you and a friend. (Now offering Cycling classes)
Hours
Monday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Services
Aerobics, Circuit Training, Dance Class, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Indoor Cycling, Nutrition Counseling, Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga

Pearland Snap Fitness
(281) 996-9800
3108 Dixie Farm Rd. Suite 110B
Pearland, TX
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Highlands Snap Fitness
(832) 838-4339
302 North Main St., Suite A
Highlands, TX
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Houston Snap Fitness
(713) 721-7627
9002 Chimney Rock, Suite A
Houston, TX
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Body Evolution
(713) 487-8948
12155 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland, TX
Promotion
Call for a Free 7 day pass for you and a friend. (Now offering Cycling classes)
Hours
Monday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Services
Aerobics, Circuit Training, Dance Class, Fitness Center, Free Weights, Indoor Cycling, Nutrition Counseling, Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga

Clearlake Bally Total Fitness
20761 Gulf Fwy
Webster, TX
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Seabrook Snap Fitness
(281) 532-4000
2900 Nasa Parkway, Suite 160
Seabrook, TX
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Towers Post Oak II Bally Total Fitness
1980 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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North Shepherd II Bally Total Fitness
3936 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Kingwood Snap Fitness
(281) 360-2198
2510 Mills Branch Drive, Suite 120
Kingwood, TX
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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