Q&A With Herb Karpatkin from Hunter College: Patients With Multiple Sclerosis May Benefit From Higher Intensity Weight Program

JUNE 02, 2015
Adam Hochron

Previous studies have suggested that patients with multiple sclerosis may not be able to handle a high intensity weight training program. One recent work has shown that may not be the case.

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, from Hunter College discussed his research during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Care Centers in Indianapolis. Karpatkin said that while there are potential risks associated with weight training for multiple sclerosis patients, if those risks are monitored the overall benefits can help the patients in a variety of ways. 

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