Title of Abstract

Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

Submitting Student(s)

Terrik Johnson

Session Title

Additional Projects

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Janet Wojcik, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze data presented in current research and information pertaining to the benefits of exercise prescription for individuals with MS. Ultimately, it is up to healthcare providers to address exercise prescription and the benefits of implementing these behaviors because it is an effective treatment to help improve fitness, functional capacity, quality of life, and manage symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. Exercise prescription has been proven to be effective when managing symptoms of MS. Following FITT specific principles for this population is optimal with an emphasis on resistance training. Aerobic fitness should be at least 2 d/wk; 40-70% VO2R or HRR, RPE 12-15; start 10 minutes then increase for 30-60 min/d doing walking, cycling, elliptical, and swimming. Resistance training should be at least 2 d/wk; 60-80% 1-RM, 2 sets, 10-15 reps; 30-40 minutes a day doing Multi Joint and single joint body weight, cables, machines, free weights, etc. Flexibility training should be 5-7 d/wk; until tightness/discomfort is felt; 30 minutes a day, hold stretches 30-60 sec., 2-4 reps of static stretching. Though there is no known cure for MS, there are treatment efforts in place to help manage and control the condition. One of the treatment efforts that proves to be efficient is exercise prescription.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

The purpose of this study was to analyze data presented in current research and information pertaining to the benefits of exercise prescription for individuals with MS. Ultimately, it is up to healthcare providers to address exercise prescription and the benefits of implementing these behaviors because it is an effective treatment to help improve fitness, functional capacity, quality of life, and manage symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. Exercise prescription has been proven to be effective when managing symptoms of MS. Following FITT specific principles for this population is optimal with an emphasis on resistance training. Aerobic fitness should be at least 2 d/wk; 40-70% VO2R or HRR, RPE 12-15; start 10 minutes then increase for 30-60 min/d doing walking, cycling, elliptical, and swimming. Resistance training should be at least 2 d/wk; 60-80% 1-RM, 2 sets, 10-15 reps; 30-40 minutes a day doing Multi Joint and single joint body weight, cables, machines, free weights, etc. Flexibility training should be 5-7 d/wk; until tightness/discomfort is felt; 30 minutes a day, hold stretches 30-60 sec., 2-4 reps of static stretching. Though there is no known cure for MS, there are treatment efforts in place to help manage and control the condition. One of the treatment efforts that proves to be efficient is exercise prescription.