The NeuroRehab Movement provides advanced education and training programs for Pilates instructors, fitness professionals, physical therapists, and people living with MS, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
The Pilates for MS textbook is our comprehensive reference guide targeted to Pilates teachers, experienced fitness trainers, and physical therapists. It is used in our acclaimed training course, and includes 309 pages of information and more than 250 exercises that are applicable for nearly all neurological diseases and spinal cord injuries.
Our reference guide was written for Pilates teachers, experienced fitness trainers, and physical therapists. It overviews exercises designed to improve the common symptoms neurological disease including balance difficulties, ataxia, gait abnormalities, single side weakness, general weakness, spasticity, and bladder and bowel issues. In addition to exercises, the 309-page text includes the latest research in neuroplasticity and comprehensive reference guides to help determine the cause of balance problems and assess spasticity and muscle weakness, program outlines, new student forms, and more.
The book features:
An overview of the MS disease process, symptoms, and the science behind how and when to exercise for different symptoms.
250 exercises designed for the the mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and barrels using small balls, stability balls, and Therabands.
A complete list of common medications, treatments, and their side effects that may impact an exercise program.
Detailed explanations of how to work with balance difficulties, gait issues, weakness, hemiparesis, bladder and bowel problems, spasticity, and other common neurological symptoms.
Introduction to the science of neuroplasticity and ways to integrate the latest research into a training program.
Comprehensive reference guides for determining the cause of balance problems, assessing spasticity, assessing muscle weakness, program outlines, new student forms, and more.
The exercises in the book are divided by level and appropriate for students attempting rehab from significant disability to newly diagnosed clients who want to prevent disability or worsening of symptoms (and everyone in between).
Although a book is no substitute for learning to work with the MS population directly through the experts teaching our workshops, we understand that many of you are unable to travel to a destination workshop. You might be already working with clients with MS and other neurological conditions without any guidance, having mixed results, or wondering where to start. What better reference than a book written by a long time teacher of fitness and student of neuroscience who actually understands MS first-hand?