Background the Capacity of Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis to Walk and Maintain Balance
Was Tested In a Randomised Control Trial to Compare the Benefits of a Pilates Exercise Programme To
Traditional Physical Therapy Sessions. Method Before and After the Training, Participants Were Tested On
Their Walking Speed, Balance, Trust In Their Own Equilibrium, Lung Capacity, and Mental Acuity. Results
The Pilates and Home Exercise Groups Did Not Vary from One Another on Measures of Walking Speed
(P=0.096), Perceived Walking Ability (P=0.165), or Fear of Falling (P=0.385). Conclusion Pilates Has The
Potential to Improve Mobility and Stability For Persons Living With Multiple Sclerosis. There Is No Evidence
That This Technique Is More Effective Than Conventional Physical Therapy.