All clinicians will be aware of the frustrations of patients who do not seem to adhere to general treatment plans and, for physiotherapists in particular, patient adherence with therapeutic exercise programmes can be especially difficult to achieve. This articel examines the problems with patient adherence in general, and exercise adherence in particular.
There is growing evidence of the value of exercise and physical activity programmes to manage the symptoms of mutlple sclerosis. The importance of increasing everyday physical activity and of breaking up sedentary time with regular standing is also becoming more recognised in MS.
There is so much literature on the themes of the role of exercise when it comes to pain that it is difficult to offer a comprehensive view. This article highlights three key areas and follows each with a clinical discussion.
The use of the exercsie method know as Pilates within the field of exerise rehabilitiation has grown steadily over the past few decades. However, exactly how this exercise method is best adapted is often poorly understood