|National MS Society|
- 2 or more areas of demyelination confirm the diagnosis
- Usually develops between the ages of 20 and 40
- Fatigue is the most common symptom
- Frequently a history emerges of transient neurologic deficits that include extremity numbness, weakness, blurred vision and double vision in childhood or adolescence prior to more persistent neurologic deficits that lead to the definitive diagnosis.
- Aerobic: working on the cardiorespiratory systems by riding a stationary bike, walking, or doing water aerobics.
- Strength: working on muscular strength to help avoid injuries and keep good posture by working with low weight, resistance bands, or using their own body weight (e.g. body squats)
- Balance: working on controlling all the muscles in the body to maintain stability while doing everyday activities by doing basic balance exercises like walking on a straight line or picking a single leg up at a time.
- Flexibility: working to keep a full range of motion is important so that they are able to reach for something or stay more mobile, by doing simple stretches this is achievable.