Exercise as prescriptive therapy in multiple sclerosis: A consensus conference white paper

Timothy L. Vollmer, Ralph Benedict, Susan Bennett, Robert W. Motl, Andrea T. White, Charles H. Bombardier, Jeffrey R. Hebert

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For individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), a prescription for exercise/physical activity may be one of the best therapies available to maintain function and promote positive health benefits. The goal of this White Paper from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is to report current scientific evidence regarding the effects of exercise/physical activity for people with MS; to demonstrate that the evidence provides justification for exercise/physical activity as a standard of care for individuals with MS; and to identify critical areas for future research with respect to exercise and MS. This White Paper will address best practice recommendations for healthcare professionals based on existing evidence and will illustrate how exercise/physical activity can be used as a therapeutic strategy to improve a wide range of symptoms and disabilities that are common to people with MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of MS Care
Issue numberSUPPL.3
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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