Move Smart MS
MS Ireland are delighted to launch this new national programme that is funded by the Public Service Credit Union and the Bank of Ireland Begin Together fund. Move Smart MS offers specialised, tailored, exercise programmes online for people with MS.
We are no longer recruiting for programmes May 2022. However we are accepting registrations for our third block of programmes in September 2022.
You can register your interest here.
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 after Easter and the programmes may 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 throughout 2022 (contact your Regional Office for details).
Useful Resources for Participants
For more information please contact MoveSmart@ms-society.ie, phone Jack on 086-0749628
Our next block of programmes for 2022 will start after Easter, 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.