Physical activity through exercise is important in maintaining function. We encourage people with all levels of ability to exercise. Our wellness center gym is equipped with exercise equipment for all levels of ability, and our staff are familiar with the issues of exercise in multiple sclerosis.
During three visits with our multiple sclerosis physical therapists and exercise physiologists, people are evaluated for exercise goals and physical abilities. A custom-designed exercise program is tailored to meet each participant’s needs and limitations. This is an excellent way to learn what exercises or equipment work for you.
Our multiple sclerosis physical therapists are skilled at developing exercise programs for those with limited strength. Our specialized equipment includes weight-supported treadmill, functional electrical stimulation (FES) bike, motorized exercise bike, egometers, adult tricycle and standing frames so that people with all levels of ability can participate in exercise.
The MS Center gym is available free to Swedish MS patients to come and work out on Mondays from 8:30am-12:30pm. Please sign up for a gym time by calling Janice or Mike at 206.320.2200.
Physical wellness classes tailored for people with multiple sclerosis meet at the Multiple Sclerosis Center several times per week. These classes are an excellent way to have fun and increase flexibility and wellbeing. Most classes are free, available to non-Swedish patients with MS, caretakers and their loved ones.
Aerobics for MS
Led by Bobbie Severson, ARNP, this aerobics class is designed to help people with MS maintain and improve function, flexibility and have fun.
Beginners Gentle Yoga
A gentle introductory class for people with MS and related diseases. For participants able to transfer to the floor.
Free for new students.
Chair yoga blends relaxation and meditation with gentle exercise. Wheelchairs and people who prefer seated exercise welcome.
This class blends movement to music to increase flexibility and mobility. Drop-ins are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Multiple Sclerosis Center1600 East Jefferson
Seattle, WA 98122
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