Movement for MS

By Lars Rain Gustafsson

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Movement for MS


Our research study showed these 10 movement skills that you will learn in this 10-part video online e-course, improved posture, alignment, gait, and balance.

  1. Diaphragmatic Breathing – fuel your cells with the oxygen they need for optimal function:
  2. Seated Posture – basics of optimal positioning
  3. Standing Posture – properly use your feet
  4. Foot Release (aka Happy Feet) – creating efficient blood flow for function
  5. Seated Hoof – foundation of walking with confidence
  6. Standing Hoofing – progressing the strength in our walking gait
  7. Seated Hoof with Opposite Arm Reach – integrating upper and lower body movements
  8. Standing Hoof with Opposite Arm Reach – coordinating functional movement
  9. Seated Shoulder Biomechanics – decrease upper back and neck tension
  10. 4 Key Spinal Movements – your spine is the fountain of youth


Jana has paired her 12 years of Business Consulting experience with her 10 plus years as a Pilates Instructor and owner of Lead Pilates, Cycle & Fitness and Lead Integrated Health Therapies to create this Workplace Vitality Essentials course so that you can live the high quality of life that you deserve. The information is presented in a way that takes minutes a day to learn how to create good habits that eventually turn into a lifestyle.

Many people choose the ‘quick fix’ or treat symptoms vs finding out the root cause of our lifestyle aches and pains. Our Workplace Vitality Essentials e-course delivers timely, pragmatic strategies for improving headaches, low back pain, brain fog – experiences we deal with everyday.

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

Organizations fall into the trap of ‘trendy’ workplace improvements like stand up desks or ball chairs. While, these are acceptable ergonomic strategies, we need to be looking at the end user. That person behind the new stand up desk or the newly positioned keyboard tray needs to be educated on seated and standing posture – if we miss this important piece of the puzzle, it is only a matter of time before the aches and pains return because the end user was not taught anything different, their body adapted to the new situation but the dysfunctional, neuromuscular patterns bubble their way back to the surface.

Don’t have the time to carve out 10-15 minutes during your day? The bigger question should be, do you have time to be ill? To hurt when you get out of bed every morning? To work so hard only to have those aches and pains prevent you from living the life you deserve to.

Where appropriate I would like these to be cool little quotes from me.

It feels good to feel good!

You only have one body, if you choose not to care for it – where will you live?

Our body was built to move.

Take control over your life, learn the ‘why’ behind the issues your body is living with.

Over the counter pain medication is not sustainable as a way to deal with aches and pains. Pain and discomfort are your body’s way of telling you something is not right.

Aging well is possible if you take the time to learn the basic strategies Jana educates on in this 10 part e-course.

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