Do you want to learn how to change the lives of a special population community that not long ago was told exercise is the last thing that could be a vital benefit to their health? Times have changed. It is now rare that a neurologist sees a Multiple Sclerosis patient without discussing the need to increase physical activity. While exercise cannot change the primary course of the disease, it can change the secondary symptoms by improving or maintaining strength, balance, coordination endurance and quality of life.
This is your chance to learn how to understand, learn and effectively create an exercise program from a top fitness professional who is not only an expert in exercise programing for MS patients but has successfully lived with the disease for close to twenty years.
Since Multiple Sclerosis patients are weary of working with fitness professional due to lack of understanding of the disease, this is your opportunity to expand your knowledge base and learn how to train patients in a safe and effective manner.
Multiple Sclerosis affects over 400,000 people in the US and 2.5 million worldwide. This webinar will not only teach you how to work with this population but will also touch on how to find resources to increase your likelihood of finding this respective tight community.
Education Level: ALL
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
|1.0||American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|
|0.5||National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)|
|1.0||National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)|
Note 1: NSCA offers continuing education to those who take the Live Webinar. To get 1 Hour of NSCA continuing education credit, you must watch the webinar live, and then contact Ivy@medicalfitnessnetwork.org to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Define Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and discuss its history, etiology, and prevalence.
- Identify 25 presentations and symptoms of MS.
- Identify and discuss 4 Types of MS and approved MS therapies.
- Explain the 5 Steps for MS disease care.
- Identify 9 exercise benefits and 8 special considerations when working with a client with MS.
- Explain how to safely and effectively create an exercise program for a client with MS.
System Requirements to View This Webinar
This webinar is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer