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The Can Do multiple sclerosis guide to lifestyle empowerment

Author: Patricia Kennedy
Publisher: New York : DemosHealth, 2012.
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Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 to offer MS programs based on the philosophy of founder, Jimmie Heuga: that a person can have a chronic disease and also maintain their health. Believe it or not, at that time MS patients were encouraged NOT to exercise or basically "strain" themselves in any way. Today, Can Do MS has expanded Jimmie's philosophy from a focus on physical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Kennedy
ISBN: 9781617050817 1617050814
OCLC Number: 799763961
Notes: Includes index.
Designing a Therapeutic Exercise Program.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What is can do Multiple Sclerosis?; Lifestyle Empowerment; Setting Goals; Highlight and Underline Strategies; Chapter 1: Motivating and Goal Setting; Use this Chapter as an Anchor; Try Experiential Learning; Take Advantage of Health Care Professionals if you're having Trouble Getting Started; Some Questions to Ponder; The Stages of Change; Sources of Motivation; Goals Versus Plans; Setting a Goal; Making a Plan; Large Goals Verses Small Steps; Account for Changes; Understand your Barriers. Slow your PaceExercise your Options; Damage Control; Reference; Chapter 2: Teamwork for a More Complete Health Care; The Players; MS Centers; Communication; Insurance Issues; The Appointment; Chapter 3: Living With the Challenge; Thinking of MS as a Threat or a Challenge; Diagnosis; Starting Treatment; Interactions with the Health Care System; Disclosing Information about MS; Changes in Functions, Roles, and Responsibilities; Changes in Relationships; Making MS-Related Decisions and Transitions; Invisible Symptoms; Interpersonal Challenges; Coping Styles; Example of Effective Coping. Chapter 4: Mood and CognitionIntroduction; Depression and other Mood Changes; Depression; Recognizing Depression; Treating Depression; Tips for Dealing With Depression; Other Mood Changes in MS; Anxiety; Recognizing Anxiety; Treating Anxiety; Tips for Dealing With Anxiety; Irritability and Temper Outbursts; Pseudobulbar Affect; Cognitive Changes in MS; Recognizing the Types of Cognitive Changes That Can Occur in MS; Diagnosing Cognitive Symptoms; Treating Cognitive Changes; Utilizing the Health Care Team; Recommended Resources; Books; Websites; From the National MS Society; Mood; Cognition. Chapter 5: Symptom ManagementMultiple Approaches can be used to manage many Symptoms; What causes Fatigue in Persons with MS?; How is Primary MS Fatigue Treated?; Other Symptoms; Symptom Management: Sensory; Symptom Management: Weakness; Symptom Management: Tremors/Ataxia; Symptom Management: Vision; Symptom Management: Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Problems; Conclusion; Recommended Reading; Recommended Websites; Chapter 6: Physical Activity and Exercise Programs; Benefits of Exercise in MS; Functional Reserve; Challenges and Opportunities; Aerobic Exercises. Muscular Strength and Flexibility ExercisesExercise Intensity; Exercise Duration and Frequency; Fatigue; Special Considerations for Exercise and MS: Suggestions From an Occupational Therapist; Beat the Heat!; Suggestions From the Exercise Physiologist; Suggestions From the Physical Therapist; Suggestions From the Occupational Therapist; Safety Issues in the Exercise Environment; When MS Symptoms Interfere with your Ability to be Physically Active; Some Disease-Specific Considerations; Weakness/Spasticity; Flexibility/Range of Motion (ROM); Balance and Coordination.
Responsibility: editor Patricia Kennedy.

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Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 to offer MS programs based on the philosophy of founder, Jimmie Heuga: that a person can have a chronic disease and also maintain their health. Believe it or not, at that time MS patients were encouraged NOT to exercise or basically "strain" themselves in any way. Today, Can Do MS has expanded Jimmie's philosophy from a focus on physical fitness with MS to a focus on the whole person and family living with the impacts of MS. Programs include education, nutrition, mental well-being, and exercise, as well as.

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