Is There a Connection Between Fibromyalgia and MS?

Is There a Connection Between Fibromyalgia and MS?

ack in the early 1990s, my doctor suspected fibromyalgia as the culprit for my fatigue, aches, and pains. At the time, doctors diagnosed fibromyalgia by the use of tender points. Additional criteria have been added to diagnostic guidelines since then. But in those days, the doctor would assess a

STUDY: New UK guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis

STUDY: New UK guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis

MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, the age at which many people will be thinking of starting or adding to their family. Getting advice on family planning, pregnancy and childbirth, particularly in relation to the disease modifying drugs, is going to be important.

STUDY: Sailing Sclerosis Oceans of Hope Journey.

STUDY: Sailing Sclerosis Oceans of Hope Journey.

The Sailing Sclerosis Foundation provided an opportunity for 94 individuals living with multiple sclerosis from 16 countries to challenge themselves by sailing aboard the Oceans of Hope yacht, as it circumnavigated the globe over a 17-month period in 2014 and 2015. We explored the psychosocial outcomes of this unique journey.

The Importance of Self-advocacy

The Importance of Self-advocacy

You have received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). You trust your doctor, or maybe you don’t. You have a bazillion questions about treatments, symptoms, accommodations, the future. What can you do to ensure you are getting the care you deserve?

STUDY: Risk of falls and gait: effectiveness of a physiotherapy circuit training on the walk function, quality of life and risk of falls in a multiple sclerosis patients

STUDY: Risk of falls and gait: effectiveness of a physiotherapy circuit training on the walk function, quality of life and risk of falls in a multiple sclerosis patients

The risk for injury with each fall is similar for people with or without MS, but the risk of fall-related injury is twice as high in people with MS than in people without MS. Evaluation of walking capacity, dynamic balance, and the risk of falls, therefore, are commonly performed in

STUDY: Pilates for people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

STUDY: Pilates for people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pilates can be an interesting rehabilitation strategy for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), since is a low-cost and attractive physical exercise modality that has shown to have beneficial effects in

Ballroom Dancing for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Ballroom Dancing for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Anyone up for dancing MS away? Ballroom dancing for people with multiple sclerosis: a pilot feasibility study

STUDY: The effect of regular interval training on histochemical symptoms and cytokine and neurotrophic levels

STUDY: The effect of regular interval training on histochemical symptoms and cytokine and neurotrophic levels

High-intensity swimming training mitigates the progression and pathological hallmarks of

STUDY: Effectiveness of walking exercise program in improving fatigue in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients

STUDY: Effectiveness of walking exercise program in improving fatigue in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients

Fatigue is one of the most debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) reported by over 80% of the patients. MS related fatigue is sustained over time and significantly impacts

STUDY: Effects of moderate- versus high- intensity swimming training on inflammatory and CD4+T cell subset profiles.

STUDY: Effects of moderate- versus high- intensity swimming training on inflammatory and CD4+T cell subset profiles.

High-intensity swimming training mitigates the progression and pathological hallmarks of

STUDY: Acute High-Intensity Interval Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis with Mobility Disability.

STUDY: Acute High-Intensity Interval Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis with Mobility Disability.

Multiple sclerosis(MS) is an immune-mediated, neurological disease that results in physiological deconditioning with increasing disability. High-intensity interval training exercise(HIIT) has induced significant improvements in

STUDY: High intensity interval training for people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review.

STUDY: High intensity interval training for people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review.

Aerobic high intensity interval training (HIIT) is safe in the general population and more efficient in improving fitness than continuous moderate intensity training. The body of literature examining HIIT in multiple sclerosis (MS) is

STUDY: High-intensity interval exercise improves cognitive performance in MS

 STUDY: High-intensity interval exercise improves cognitive performance in MS

Aerobic exercise can improve cognitive performance 

Things I can do in a cooling vest. #NationalKiteFlyingDay

Things I can do in a cooling vest. #NationalKiteFlyingDay

Question. Whoa… Hang on a minute ThermApparel….. I thought you made cooling vests. What are you doing talking about National Kite Flying Day?

Answer. Yes, we make UnderCool… the best invisible cooling vest for people with heat sensitivity. …people with MS (multiple sclerosis). It’s the best personal cooling vest to wear under clothes.

We have received wonderful stories from our customers telling us Now I Can… do this, do that etc. YAHOO!! It’s fabulous to read those emails and hear their stores on the phone or face to face. Here at ThermApparel we want to celebrate cool things you can do with a UnderCool cooling vest. So, in honor of National Kite Flying Day get out there and fly a kite because Now You Can!

How can you help someone with multiple sclerosis?

How can you help someone with multiple sclerosis?

By reading, searching, learning… Here at ThermApparel we are doing our best to read all the blogs, posts, white papers and info that’s out there to so we can help more people with multiple sclerosis be cooler.

UnderCool Cooling Vest Now Available in Australia at RehaCare

UnderCool Cooling Vest Now Available in Australia at RehaCare

We are thrilled to announce that ThermApparel’s UnderCool Cooling Vests are now available for purchase in Australia just in time for hot summer days at RehCcare.

Cooling off at the 2019 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Cooling off at the 2019 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

ThermApparel is hitting the road May 28 - June 1 to attend the annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Seattle, Washington. We are excited to attend the conference again this year and catch up with an amazing and completely dedicated group of clinicians that practice in multiple sclerosis centers

10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

I came across the blog Modern Day MS and Carrie Stroud’s post from September 26, 2014, Ten Things You Should Know When Your Spouse Has MS. It really struck home with the feeling of being overwhelmed.