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Multiple Sclerosis and living life to the fullest

Multiple Sclerosis and living life to the fullest

2018/04/25

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin sheath, a protective layer that covers nerve fibres, causing damage to nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Deterioration of the nerve cells limits communication between certain parts of the nervous system and consequently leads to the development of physical and cognitive problems.

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Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

Spasticity: a multidisciplinary disorder

2018/01/08

It is important to know the causes and effects of spasticity in order to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.

Spasticity is a velocity-dependent disorder of the stretch reflex that results in increased muscle tone and exaggerated tendon jerks (Lance, 1980 cited in Physio-pedia.com)

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What are the best wheelchair based exercises you can do?

What are the best wheelchair based exercises you can do?

2017/11/20

Maintaining strong muscles allows people with physical disabilities to face daily life with greater confidence whilst improving physical and mental health. If you are looking to find the best wheelchair based exercises in order to strengthen both body and mind, then this post may be of some help to you.

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Equine therapy: medical foundations of therapy with horses

Equine therapy: medical foundations of therapy with horses

2017/09/12

Equine therapy is considered an integrative therapy because it positively affects cognitive, physical, social, and occupational development. The fact that it is beneficial in so many aspects makes it a very useful tool for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

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