First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Aidan SaccoFollow

Mentor/s

Suzanne Marmo-Roman LaTina Steele

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

This study synthesizes the effects of physical therapy and exercise for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disease with a life expectancy of 2-5 from the onset of disease. Currently, there is no cure for ALS. Exercise has shown to be beneficial in the intervention of ALS and may improve quality of life factors for patients. Physical therapy is a necessary intervention for increasing survival and improving patients quality of life. Physical therapy and exercise have proven physical and psychological benefits that may be appropriate in the treatment of ALS. These interventions can improve quality of life and increase survival for patients with ALS.

College and Major available

Exercise Science BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HONORS CAPSTONE HN-300-E, Suzanne Marmo-Roman, LaTina Steele

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Aidan Sacco, Exercise Science, Honors student, Class of 2022

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

The Effect of Physical Therapy and Exercise on Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

This study synthesizes the effects of physical therapy and exercise for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disease with a life expectancy of 2-5 from the onset of disease. Currently, there is no cure for ALS. Exercise has shown to be beneficial in the intervention of ALS and may improve quality of life factors for patients. Physical therapy is a necessary intervention for increasing survival and improving patients quality of life. Physical therapy and exercise have proven physical and psychological benefits that may be appropriate in the treatment of ALS. These interventions can improve quality of life and increase survival for patients with ALS.