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Multiple Sclerosis (MS): How Can Movement Therapy Help?

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Michelle Turner shares how movement therapy can help a woman struggling with MS.

With MS you lose, in a lot of cases, not particularly for everybody, but vision. So when your vision goes what you don’t realize is that you limit your head movement.

If I have lack of vision I am not going to say, oh what’s this, what’s that?” So your spine starts to organize around lack of head movement and that affects the system quite rapidly.

So you don’t have balance as much as you’d like to. You start having sleep issues and again, because you are not moving, you are not going around so even though a person may not even realize that they are doing this.

Well when I am working with a person that has MS I really study the way they are organized in coming into me just to greet me. And that alone, I know, just even shaking a person’s hands, how they function, with just right to left, right to left are your directions, moving around the house, your orientation.

So if I see if just that alone is often a system then I start to go in there and I reintroduce right and left into their brain by moving their skeletal system.

So they learn it internally and then they can do it eternally. And again, it makes your life more easier.

When I can not have to think so much about what my body needs to do that frees up my brain so now I can go back doing what I used to do.

About Michelle M. Turner:
Michelle M. Turner is a Movement Specialist and Educator. She works with her patient’s skeletal system and central nervous system creating new movement and specializes in the Anat Baniel Method. The Anat Baniel Method has been proven to decrease pain, increase mobility and improve cognitive functions and communication skills. Michelle earned her BFA from Syracuse University in New York.

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