Sports Practice and Motor Imagery to improve the quality of life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Angela Lucariello, Domenico Tafuri


Multiple sclerosis, also called multiple sclerosis, is a chronic demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system. It is shown, in the subjects with multiple sclerosis that in addition to the codified rehabilitation programs, it is possible to combine various sports activities, obviously adapted to the patient’s disability.
In addition, alongside physical activity and sport, the motor image can be associated to improve the disability and quality of life of these patients.

In sports research, the use of images by the athlete was evaluated with interest during rehabilitation after an accident or during and after a period of training. Scientific studies have reported positive effects of the images regarding the cognitive, motivational and healing intentions of the athletes.
On the basis of these premises we have evaluated the effects of the application of the motor image to subjects with multiple sclerosis affected by motor disorders, who practiced or did not practice sports. The data reported in this study suggest that there is potential for the application of motor image in physical therapy, especially for the im- provement of balance in individuals with multiple sclerosis.

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Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics 
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