Neuromuscular disabilities (NMD) including multiple sclerosis, postpolio syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.
Neuromuscular diseases can be broken down into six general types depending how they affect the body, these are:
Most NMD’s are incurable, however exercise in neuromuscular diseases is known to improve:
Exercise not only improves movement and muscle control but also physiology including improved cardiovascular and respiratory function, (often the last phase of the condition) leading to increased longevity.
Exercise Right recommends resistance training modifications to improve motor function in persons with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and stroke.
If starting an exercise regime, Exercise Right recommends starting slowly. NMDs may be aggravated by fatigue so even a 2 minute seated exercise session is of greater benefit than exercising to fatigue.