Being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can be heartbreaking. That’s because people focus on the lack of a cure in such situations.
However, in 2009, it was found that a vigorous ALS exercise routine can do wonders. That’s because it can strengthen and stabilize neuromuscular junctions.
Also, when it comes to the ALS disease, life expectancy is often a taboo subject. Still, there is hope. Combining pharmaceutical treatment with quality exercise can actually extend your lifespan.
What’s more, it can help people who suffer from the ALS disease hold on to their independence.
At the moment, we are already helping several clients with ALS recovery. And we can say that the results are more than satisfactory.
ALS is a type of motor neuron disease that causes nerve cells to gradually break down and die. Doctors don’t know why ALS occurs, but a small number of cases are inherited. French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot discovered the disease in 1869.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis doesn’t have a cure. Still, it doesn’t mean people who suffer from it can’t achieve some degree of independence.
Often called Lou Gehrig’s disease (after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with it), ALS splits into two categories:
To better understand what ALS recovery is all about, it’s important to see how the disease works. Here are the common symptoms:
Research shows that moderate aerobic exercises can help people who suffer from ALS.
A controlled workout could:
Our certified specialists create individualized exercises for clients diagnosed with a neurological disorder. We help them regain some of their independence so they can feel in control again.
All with the help of our C.A.S.T® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training).
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