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Here are the top ten articles for the Neuromuscular Diseases Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Easy Yoga for Arthritis DVD Review
While not specific to neuromuscular disease, the modifications and detailed instructions given in the exercise DVD Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy: Yoga for the Rest of Us will make the yoga exercises demonstrated appropriate for many individuals with neuromuscular disease.
2. Balance and Neuromuscular Disease
While everyone knows about the “five senses” – sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch – most likely you have paid little attention to another important sense, the sense of balance, unless you have problems with balance. Many of the neuromuscular diseases do affect balance.
3. Water Aerobics with Neuromuscular Disease
When my physician told me to consider non-impact exercise to protect my feet from further deterioration, I resisted at first. Non-impact exercises? How could I get a good workout with non-impact exercise? One of the options I have found includes water aerobics and swimming.
4. Abilities Expo 2017
At the Abilities Expo, you will have the opportunity to learn about the many products, services, and non-profit organizations that serve those with physical challenges, including those with neuromuscular disease. Admission to the Abilities Expo is free.
5. MDA’s Shamrocks Fundraiser 2017
In February and March every year, something strange happens. Green and gold paper Shamrocks begin to bloom on the walls of participating businesses. Now in its 35th year, the MDA Shamrock’s fundraiser has now raised over $300 million!
6. T’ai Chi beginning practice DVD Review
When neuromuscular disease began to cause increased difficulty with my feet, my physician recommended Tai Chi as a healthy low-impact form of exercise. I purchased a copy of T’ai Chi beginning practice with David –Dorian Ross to teach me the basic movements of T’ai Chi.
7. Influenza and Neuromuscular Disease
Individuals with neuromuscular disease are considered to be at high risk for complications from influenza such as pneumonia or bronchitis, hospitalization, and more rarely, death. Make sure to talk to your physician about influenza and ask if you should receive vaccination against the flu.
8. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Resources
Find out about the many services the Muscular Dystrophy Association provides to people with neuromuscular diseases.
9. 21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law
The 21st Century Cures Act has been signed into law. This Act provides funding for medical research and allows new treatments to reach those who will benefit more quickly. As a member of the neuromuscular community, I remain hopeful for new treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.
10. Getting a Handicapped Parking Permit
When I asked about receiving a handicapped parking permit, I received paperwork for a permanent placard. Find out more about who qualifies for a handicapped parking permit and how to obtain one if you do.
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