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Targeted dance program for improved mobility in multiple sclerosis

Scheidler, A.M., Tisha, A.L., Kinnett-Hopkins, D.L., Learmonth, Y.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-4857-8480, Motl, R. and López-Ortiz, C. (2016) Targeted dance program for improved mobility in multiple sclerosis. In: Ibáñez, J., González-Vargas, J., María Azorín, J., Akay, M. and Luis Pons, J., (eds.) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. Springer, pp. 1073-1077.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system with impaired communication between the brain and the body. Walking impairment is prevalent in MS. There is no documented evidence for improving walking agility or smoothness of movements in exercise interventions for those with MS. We report the results of a classical ballet based targeted dance program on clinical measures of balance, posture, and ataxia as well as a quantitative measure of smoothness of gait. The results demonstrate statistically significant improvements in all measures.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
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