The client is a 45 y.o. female from Sitka, Alaska with a 14 year history of relapse-remitting MS. She is taking medication for spasticity and is very heat sensitive. She has no other significant past medical history. The patient was referred to a community-based wellness program for persons with chronic neurological disorders. She wants to be able to walk further without a cane, but is also afraid of falling due to ataxia.
Her laboratory data:
Weight 108 pounds
Resting HR 82 bpm
Resting Blood Pressure 100/81
BMI 18.5 kg/m2
VO2max: 24.3 ml/kg/min
Subject unable to balance on one foot for any length of time.Overall muscular strength was above average, but muscular endurance was poor in the lower body.
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1. Based on her information, what risk factor may she have that could have triggered her MS? Explain. (.5 pts)2. Cardio: What mode and why? How can this help? (1 pt)3. Resistance training: Intensity? (1 pt)4. Flexibility: When? (.25 pt)5. What are some precautions that will need to be taken into account to ensure safe exercise for her? (1 pt)