Sport for people with multiple sclerosis

The Kurage solution readjusts and supports the neuromuscular control system.

The benefits of sport for multiple sclerosis

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Physical benefits

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 .

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What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis or “MS” is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Damage to the myelin, the insulating sheath of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, impairs the ability of different parts of the nervous system to communicate with each other. This leads to motor disorders ranging from loss of strength to total loss of mobility, associated with various problems: balance problems, visual problems, pain, general fatigue, stiffness, involuntary shaking, etc.

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.

Kurage reveals one’s sporting abilities

Other pathologies supported by Kurage


Hémiplegia (post-stroke)

Paraplegia & Tetraplegia

Parkinson's disease


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