Sport for people with multiple sclerosis
The Kurage solution readjusts and supports the neuromuscular control system.
The benefits of sport for multiple sclerosis
The progression of the disease is responsible for deficiencies and limitations in locomotor (loss of muscle strength, imbalance, walking limitations), cardiorespiratory and cognitive capacities.
The practice of an adapted sport with the Kurage solution allows patients suffering from multiple sclerosis:
- Improve cardiorespiratory capacity (limit deconditioning)
- Increase muscular strength
- Work on balance
- Improve walking ability
- Decrease symptoms of fatigue
- Decrease symptoms of depression
- Improve performance in activities of daily living (Cochrane, Halabchi, 2017)
Re-training on an electro-stimulated bike seems to potentiate the effects and is easily usable in ambulant or bedridden patients (Pilutti, 2019)
Functional electrical stimulation
Functional electrical stimulation consists of using neuromuscular electrostimulation to replace an orthosis. It allows the implementation of innovative rehabilitation strategies and adapted sports for people with multiple sclerosis. In particular for the recovery of walking, by improving coordination, speed, endurance and finally the user’s confidence.
Thus, by respecting certain criteria and in particular the patient’s passage through a rehabilitation centre , electrical muscle stimulation can be a technical aid that is perfectly adapted to a category of MS patients, as a complement to adapted treatment, and bearing in mind the fundamental character of patient motivation .
What is multiple sclerosis?
The causes are still poorly understood, and there is no cure. It is the most common autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, with an estimated prevalence of 2.5 million people worldwide, 350,000 in Europe and 100,000 in France.
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