BMC Neurol 2012 Apr 5;12:19. Epub 2012 Apr 5.
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, School of Health Professions, Plymouth University, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BH, UK.
Background: People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) frequently experience balance and mobility impairments, including reduced trunk stability. Pilates-based core stability training, which is aimed at improving control of the body's stabilising muscles, is popular as a form of exercise with people with MS and therapists. A replicated single case series study facilitated by the Therapists in MS Group in the United Kingdom (UK) provides preliminary evidence that this approach can improve balance and mobility in ambulant people with MS; further evidence is needed to substantiate these findings to ensure that limited time, energy, finances and resources are used to best effect. Read More