Salgado and Auxiliadora de Paula Vasconcelo (2010) The Use of Dance in the Rehabilitation of a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

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Raquel Salgado and Luciana Auxiliadora de Paula Vasconcelos. American Journal of Dance Therapy. 2010; Vol. 32, No. 1: pp 53-63.


Dance, as a therapeutic resource, can improve Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients’ balance and motor coordination within a physiotherapy program. Dance interventions aided the patient discussed herein to achieve greater postural and balance control, as verified by the positive results in neurological function scales (EDSS, NRS, MDS). The patient also reported an amelioration of her emotional state. Improved physical functioning allowed this patient to carry out previously limited daily life activities.


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