Tysabri is approved as single therapy for the treatment of people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to reduce the frequency of flare-ups and delay progression of physical disability.
After the FDA initially approved Tysabri, the drug's manufacturer took the drug off the U.S. market due to reports of a rare, but serious brain infection called PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy). But the drug returned to the market after the drugmaker included a risk-minimization program...
A physical therapist can help you learn exercises and stretches to do at home to improve posture, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
A physical or occupational therapist can also help you to:
Plan more efficient movements for daily living activities (such as bathing and dressing) so that these activities are easier and less tiring.
Improve balance and walking.
Use walking aids (such as canes or walkers) correctly.
There are also seated exercises for the person who cannot walk but can move
the limbs and trunk. There are exercises to help with coordination and balance,
which are often a problem for people who have MS.
Abnormal muscle stiffness (spasticity) can
be relieved by doing exercises while lying in certain positions.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 15, 2012
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