Aquatic exercise provides a comfortable option for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) due to its supportive, reduced-impact environment. In partnership with the Aquatic Exercise Association and Sanofi Genzyme, MSAA has produced a 45-minute instructional video to introduce the basics of aquatic exercise for individuals with MS.
Introduction to MS Aquatic Fitness demonstrates a wide variety of shallow-water exercises designed specifically for the MS community, addressing areas of balance, strength, range of motion, mobility, and aerobic endurance. To make the instruction as inclusive as possible, the aquatic trainer begins each new exercise with low-impact movements and incorporates variations to the activity to allow for higher levels of intensity. Following the 30-minute demonstration, the program concludes with a sample workout routine that runs through all of the exercise activities and their variations.
We encourage you to watch this video and learn more about the benefits of aquatic exercise. You can also order a free DVD copy.