Antigravity treadmills help multiple sclerosis patients – University of Georgia

An antigravity treadmill in use.

For people with multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, exercise is a proven way to hold off symptoms of fatigue and loss of mobility. But those same symptoms of the disease can cause such mobility issues in some people with MS that even getting started with exercising is too difficult.

Antigravity treadmills, which were created to help astronauts exercise in space, may be a solution making exercise more comfortable for people with MS. That’s according to a new study by the University of Georgia and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, which found that antigravity treadmill training could improve muscle endurance in people with MS, even in the presence of moderate to severe disability.

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