MOVEMENT FOR MS
THE SCIENTIFIC DATA IS IN!
"Movement can dramatically improve the quality of life for patients diagnosed with MS."
"Change happens through movement, and movement heals.” Joseph Pilates
A framework for learning basic movement strategies:
"What stands out most when you first meet Jana is her passion and determination. It is this passion that has made her so successful in helping others achieve wellness, and we are extremely thankful that Jana is now sharing this with the MS community."
Dr. Charity Evans
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
University of Saskatchewan
"Jana's continued passion and innovative approach to wellness is what will continue to change lives. Every day she strives to increase the quality of life for her clients, including those living with MS. The MS Society funded study on Pilates and MS, lead by Jana and her team resulted in tangible benefits for those affected by the disease, and to drive advancement in wholistic health for many and diverse populations. Thank you Jana for your vision and dedication to better health for all!"
Former President: MS Society of Canada
Manitoba and Saskatchewan Divisions
Welcome To "Movement for MS"!
I am so excited that you are choosing to invest in your health by purchasing this 10-Part Video Series!
In 2016, my business, Lead Pilates and Lead Integrated Health Therapies, along with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan received a grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The 12 week research project saw all 30 participants do a weekly massage and 15 of those 30 were chosen to also do 2 fifty minute movement classes per week. The results were clear, movement can improve quality of life as the massage and movement experimental group showed statistical significance in the primary outcomes that were chosen for the study.
This 10 part video series was created out of the key lessons pulled from that research. These videos are best learned and performed in order from 1 through to 10. It is important to check with your doctor before beginning any movement program so please be sure to do so.
The sequencing of the lessons starts with the most basic act of life – breathing. From there we progress through a series of posture and movement lessons that can be done from a seated or a standing position depending on your individual situation. The lessons run in length from 4-7 minutes. They can be done as one offs or as a sequence. Each video has been created with love and I am so excited for you to meet Debby who was a part of our research study and has continued to take classes and improve her quality of life. You will hear her talk on the videos how the improvements in her life as a body living with MS have been slow and steady (exactly how we like it!).
Do your best to build these new skills into your everyday life – it is not what you learn on the videos that is important, it is how you incorporate your new knowledge into your everyday life. I love movement, I love helping new people fall in love with movement to become the best versions of themselves. Take your time to learn, have patience with your body, there are going to be challenging days and really good days. Just remember that consistency is key. A few minutes a day can make a world of difference.
I’m cheering you on!!
Founder: Metta District & Instructor
Your E-Course Outline
Diaphragmatic Breathing – fuel your cells with the oxygen they need for optimal function
Seated Posture – basics of optimal positioning
Standing Posture – properly use your feet
Foot Release (aka Happy Feet) – creating efficient blood flow for function
Seated Hoof – foundation of walking with confidence
Standing Hoofing – progressing the strength in our walking gait
Seated Hoof with Opposite Arm Reach – integrating upper and lower body movements
Standing Hoof with Opposite Arm Reach – coordinating functional movement
Seated Shoulder Biomechanics – decrease upper back and neck tension
4 Key Spinal Movements – your spine is the fountain of youth
Our research study showed these 10 movement skills improved posture, alignment, gait, and balance.
our research study results:
Evidence consistently shows that exercise therapy has beneficial effects on physical performance and quality of life in individuals with MS. As a series of exercises based on whole-body movement, Pilates may improve physical functioning in people with MS.
Walking ability was improved after a 12-week Pilates program in individuals with MS; no adverse events were reported.
This study adds to the growing body of literature suggesting that Pilates is a safe and effective exercise option for MS and can be used by individuals with a wide range of ability levels.
Join us now for this life changing e-course!
Movement for MS = Lifetime Happiness and Freedom
My goal is to help you to learn and build these new skills into your everyday life – it is not what you learn on the videos that is important, it is how you incorporate your new knowledge into your everyday life. I love movement, I love helping new people fall in love with movement to become the best versions of themselves. Take your time to learn, have patience with your body, there are going to be challenging days and really good days. Just remember that consistency is key. A few minutes a day can make a world of difference.
Jana Danielson, MBA
Founder, Metta District, Lead Pilates and Lead Integrated Health Therapies
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I would love to get you started on the same path of wellness, vitality, energy and freedom from pain that I discovered 20 years ago with Pilates.