Improving health outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis through exercise
Exercise is crucial for self-management of multiple sclerosis (MS), improving quality of life (QoL) and health outcomes. People with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) are less physically active than the general population, with previous research being of insufficient quality to inform practice and failing to offer a practical solution that supports long-term participation.
Our research was the first pragmatic large-scale MS and exercise randomised control trial (RCT) in the world. Beneficiaries include people with MS, their families, exercise specialists and health professionals. The research has also impacted MS NICE guidelines, thereby shaping the practices of health and exercise professionals in the UK.