Treating Neurological Conditions with Exercise
Common conditions we treat with exercise include:
Our 4 Step Approach
Step 1: Assess
Step 2: Plan
Step 3: Coach
For lifestyle changes to work they need to be simple and actionable. Our clients get access to our tried and tested methods of sustainable lifestyle improvements.
Step 4: Monitor
Treating Multiple Sclerosis with exercise
MS (Multiple sclerosis) is a disease of the central nervous system that interferes with the communication of nerve impulses in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms present when scarring develops on parts of the central nervous system. Symptom type and severity depend on the person and the location of scarring. The cause of the condition is unknown and it falls into the category of autoimmune conditions. A combination of genetic and lifestyle factors are suspected as being partially responsible.
We appreciate that each client’s case of MS is unique and presents a diverse set of challenges and opportunities. Our assessment process works to overcome these challenges and build on opportunities. We focus on overall health through increasing mobility, strength and balance. Through structured exercise we can improve body composition, anaerobic function work to reduce fatigue and muscle spasms.
Treating Alzheimer’s disease with exercise
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects up to 70% of all dementia suffers. It is caused by a gradual build-up of chemicals in the brain that impair thinking and memory function. It can often result in reduced ability to complete everyday tasks. There are 2 types of Alzheimer’s; sporadic and familial. Sporadic Alzheimer’s affects people over the age 65. Familial Alzheimer’s is a rarer variant with lower rates of diagnosis. It is identified by a specific gene mutation and people typically develop symptoms from age 40 onwards.
Physical activity is a scientifically proven way to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general. Studies are also able to evidence the slowing of symptom onset. Our clients improve their condition further by receiving tailored programming that works specifically to improve mobility, balance and coordination.
Treating Parkinson’s disease with exercise
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. It mostly commonly affects body movements by tremor, slowness of movement and muscular rigidity. Tremors and shaking are present in arms, legs, head and face. Stiffness and rigidness is present in the torso. Everyday activities that require balance and coordination are affected.
Each client’s experience with Parkinson’s disease varies and offers opportunities to slow the decline in quality of life. Our exercise programming focuses on improvements in flexibility, balance and coordination as these can reduce the challenge of everyday tasks. Improvements in cardiovascular condition can reduce the risk of related complications.