Pilates Therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis West Palm Beach FL

Local resource for alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis using Pilates in West Palm Beach, FL. 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.

West Palm Olympiad Bally Total Fitness
501 Village Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Silver Sneakers, Squash, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Delray Fitness
(561) 495-2324
5030 West Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Basketball, Body Sculpting, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Personal Training, Pilates, Sauna, Special Services, Spinning, Stair Climber, Steam Room, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga

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Core Dynamics Pilates
561-762-6233,561-687-1825
222 Lakeview Ave
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Sonja Wood
(561) 702-4846
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, TRX Suspension Training
Schedule Type
American Council on Exercise, Certified 1997
Education
American Council on Exercise, Certified 1997First Aid, AED, and CPR, Continuous from 1997Active Isolated Stretching, Certified 2003E.C.A. Sports Training & Fitness, Credited 2004 Including various sessions of management, core training, running, female and/or athletic training advantages, posture, nutrition and body image.Dynamics/ Modern Golf, Credited 2006Nutrition/Health, Credited 2006Exercise/Injury Rehab, Credited 2006Metabolism, Credited 2006Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, Credited 2008T
General Information
47 years old (trains both men and women)

Paradise Pilates Inc
(305) 294-2943
328 William St
Key West, FL
 
Level5 Fitness & Conditioning
(571) 308-4589
3155 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Pilates, Silver Sneakers, Special Services, Spinning, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga

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Pilates Studio 1
(561) 493-4966
5508 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Core Concepts Pilates Studio
(561) 401-3660
1200 Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL
 
Jensen Beach Snap Fitness
(772) 232-2273
1111 NE Jensen Beach Blvd
Jensen Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Courtrooms Bally Total Fitness
750 W Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Whirl Pool

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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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