Meeting Archive:
Get Fit, Stay Fit & Exercise with MS

 
 

Meeting Description:

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but how are you going to exercise if you have MS?  After all, dealing with fatigue, imbalance, heat intolerance and mobility issues can make exercise seem daunting.  Truth be told, physical activity can be for everyone.   

Please join physical therapist Tammy Roehrs and exercise physiologist Alex Ng in this webinar to learn how to start exercising, what to do and/or how to improve your exercise regimen.   Tammy and Alex will provide compelling reasons on why it is so important to become or remain active.  They will also share practical tips and advice on how to become or stay fit regardless of the challenges you face with MS, or your current fitness level.  

Details
Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Anne Lee
 Presenter Information
Alexander Ng, PhD, FACSM
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Dr. Alexander Ng received his BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California- Davis (1977) and his MS (1985) and PhD (1990) degrees in Exercise Physiology from the Biodynamics Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  An interest in muscle fatigue led him to additional post-doctoral work examining mechanisms of fatigue in persons with Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic diseases at the University of California- San Francisco.  Since 2000, Dr Ng has been teaching at Marquette University where he is currently an associate professor in the Exercise Science Program in the College of Health Sciences. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) through the Clinical Translational Science Institute and is a member of the MCW Cancer Center.  

Alex has been part of the “Can Do MS” educational team for the past approx. 17 years and is active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the NMSS.  


Tammy G. Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS
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Tammy Roehrs graduated in 1990 with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's physical therapy program, and completed her Master's degree in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota in 1996. She was adult NDT trained in 1992, earned her neurology clinical specialty (NCS) certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) initially in 2002, and was re-certified by ABPTS in 2010. Tammy has served as an adjunct faculty member in the physical therapy program at the College of Saint Catherine in Minneapolis (1994-96), and as an Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center's physical therapy program teaching the neuromuscular curriculum (1996-2006) and then serving as the Director of Clinical Education (2006-2011).
 
Tammy has been a member of the Can Do MS medical staff (a wellness program for individuals with MS) since 1992. 

Sponsors:
 
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Teva Neuroscience