Exercise, while essential for general health and well-being, is also very helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Some of the benefits of aerobic exercise for people living with MS include improvements in cardiovascular fitness; strength; bladder and bowel function; fatigue; mood, cognitive function; bone density; and flexibility.
MS Auckland contracted Gilly Davy, senior neurological physiotherapist at Connect Neuro and founder of the ‘MS Get a Head Start’ programme, to provide live exercise classes via zoom, in August of 2020, while Auckland was experiencing its second-wave of the coronavirus and under Level 3 lockdown. These sessions were very popular and have been recorded to enable people to go back to them repeatedly.
EASY TO MOVE – exercises for people with no impairments, or needs a stick to walk, but can get on and off the floor easily.
MOBILITY RESTRICTED – exercises for anyone whose mobility is restricted and includes those in a wheelchair or using a walking frame and unable to get on and off the floor.