The MS Center also offers a 12-week comprehensive wellness program that is the first of its kind on the east coast. Designed to address the physical and psychological issues associated with MS, this life-affirming program helps strengthen mind and body through:
Patients learn about best nutrition practices for those with MS, how to manage stress and deal with continence issues, and how to avoid depression.
A cool-water pool, buoys and other water resistance tools are provided to help patients build strength and improve balance. The program also offers non-certification scuba classes, which help patients improve their balance, while having fun!
Group classes for patients help them to improve movement and increase flexibility through various seated exercises, weightlifting, strength and conditioning, T’ai Chi, and Pilates techniques.
The wellness program meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CentraState’s Fitness and Wellness at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus. A light breakfast and lunch are included. There is a fee for the program, but scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Wellness graduate program
After completing the initial 12-week wellness program, clients may take a free graduate program that consists of strength and balancing classes, including T’ai Chi, a system of gentle exercises and flowing movements that reduces stress and promotes balance.
For more information about our MS wellness programs, or to schedule an appointment for an evaluation, second opinion and treatment, call (732) 294-2505.