Move Smart For MS
MS Ireland are delighted to launch this new national programme that is funded by the Innovate Together Fund from Rethink Ireland. Move Smart For MS offers specialised, tailored, exercise programmes online for people with MS.
Unfortunately we have been oversubscribed and wont be able to provide you with a programme in September, however, you can still register your interest now for 2022 programmes, you can register your interest now.
We have learned that by moving our physiotherapy and exercise programmes online that the barriers of transport, travel time and accessibility are removed and feedback from 2020 has been overwhelmingly positive. By recruiting nationally, rather than locally, we can bring together groups of people with MS at a similar stage of their MS and deliver symptom-specific programmes.
Our next block begins in September and the programmes will include :
- Better Balance
- Balance and Dizziness management
- Newly diagnosed – Exercise for lifestyle management of MS
- Exercise for Bladder and Bowel management
- Exercise for Fatigue
- Strength and Fitness
- Core Strength
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Fitness focus
- Seated Fitness
- Couch to 5k
All of our programmes will include exercise and an education component to help you to meet your goals. Our programmes are evidence based using the latest research to shape their content. Participants will be grouped with others of a similar age and stage of MS and mobility level.
You do not need to be a member of MS Ireland to take part. MS Ireland’s regional programmes will continue in 2021 where funding permits (contact your Regional Office for details).
For more information please contact MoveSmart@ms-society.ie, phone Jack on 086-0749628
Our first block of programmes will start at the start of September 2021, and we are keen to hear from people who are newly diagnosed or who haven’t taken part in MS Ireland programmes before. Our classes have people of a similar age and stage of MS and ability level.