During the COVID-19 pandemic thousands of PwMS remained without rehabilitation and physiotherapy sessions. This can have negative effects on their physical and mental health during and after this period. They are in (even greater) danger of suffering from anxiety, stress and depression due to the sudden impact of the situation on their daily lives.
Research supports and underlines the benefits of exercise and staying physically active for PwMS, both in terms of disease and symptom management or quality of life.
We must ensure that we keep the expected collateral damage of the lockdown to the minimum by encouraging PwMS to remain active.
EMSP have partnered up with MoveToSport – a Flemish non-profit organisation providing rehabilitation and physotherapy services for PwMS – and Almirall, to make the “Keep Moving with Multiple Sclerosis” online MS exercise program (created by the MoveToSport team) available in several European languages.
The main objective of these video-exercises is to support and motivate PwMS to stay as active as possible, within their own possibilities during and after the lockdown.
The videos and the program slides are now available in the following languages: Dutch, English, German, Greek, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
All video's can be found via this link.