Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. As nerve fiber is destroyed and damaged from the disease, even the most common every day tasks can be a chore. But with regular aquatic therapy, MS sufferers can strengthen weakened muscles and improve stamina and balance.
The unique qualities of water provide exceptional benefits to people with MS, allowing them to move in ways they may not be able to on land. Aquatic exercise improves overall physical function including walking, mobility, flexibility, balance and endurance. Finding a swimming pool that’s convenient, open year-round and at the right temperature for MS therapy can be a challenge though.
The MS Society’s latest partner, Endless Pools, Inc has the answer to this dilemma. The 8′ x 15′, temperature controlled Endless Pool can be installed virtually anywhere indoors or out. Now privacy and convenience can be a part of anyone’s rehabilitation routine. “For years we’ve supported the MS Society through their National publication, so this partnership was the next logical step,” says Mark Langan, Marketing Director for Endless Pools, Inc. “We’re proud to join the movement in fighting MS.”
The Endless Pool features an adjustable current that allows you to swim or exercise in place. The current is broad and deep, and is suitable to every swimming ability and therapy need. You can also set the temperature precisely, based on preferences and needs. “We’re excited to have Endless Pools, Inc. be a part of movement to end MS,” said Joyce Nelson, President and CEO of the National MS Society.
Now through the end of December 2008 visit NationalMSsociety. and the Movement Marketplace for your chance to win an Endless Pool.
About Endless Pools
Endless Pools, Inc., headquartered in Aston, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, was founded in 1988 by James Murdock to manufacture and sell counter-current swimming pools for residential and commercial use. Over the last twenty years, more than 10,000 Endless Pools have been sold and installed in over 50 countries.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2006 alone, through our home office and 50 state network of chapters, we devoted nearly $126 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested more than $46 million to support 380 research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.