Exercise Training in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Comparison of Recumbent Stepping and Body Weight-supported treadmill training

Research Summary

There is evidence of the benefits of exercise training in multiple sclerosis (MS); however, few studies have been conducted in individuals with progressive MS and severe mobility impairment. A potential exercise rehabilitation approach is total-body recumbent stepper training (TBRST). We evaluated the safety and participant-reported experience of TBRST in people with progressive MS and compared the efficacy of TBRST with that of body weight–supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on outcomes of function, fatigue, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL).


Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, John E. Paulseth MD, Carin Dove MD, Shucui Jiang MD PhD, Michel P. Rathbone MD PhD, and Audrey L. Hicks PhD

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