MS is a autoimmune disease that causing the bodies immune system to attack the central nervous system. It affects 23,000 Australians with the average age of onset being 30 years old. The most common symptoms of MS are sensory and motor changes, including muscle weakness, fatigue, spasticity and balance issues. Symptoms of MS can reduce a person’s function and effects their ability to carrying out activities of daily living.
Exercise is used as medicine in the management of MS with multiple systematic reviews indicating the following key outcomes of engaging in a structured exercise program: