The Active Neuro project is funded by the Slaintecare Integration Fund and aims to optimise participation in health promoting exercise programmes by people with neurological conditions.
The MS Research Team at UL is a multidisciplinary group that aims to enhance the lives of people with MS through research and education. The group has a focus on the use of exercise and physiotherapy treatments to both reduce symptoms and enhance quality of life for people living with MS.
The MS Research Team is led by Prof Susan Coote, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at UL. The team works in close collaboration with MS Ireland, and this successful partnership was formalised in 2012 through a memorandum of understanding between MS Ireland and UL. Our work is enhanced by collaboration with researchers in Sports Science, Psychology, Electronic Engineering and Occupational Therapy and the wide range of viewpoints and expertise ensures optimal quality in our research and education activities.
Team publications and funding information click here.
Step It Up
The Step it Up project was funded by the Health Research Board in collaboration with MS Ireland and Prof Rob Motl from the University of Illinois.
65 people with MS took part in the exercise and education classes which resulted in improvements in walking, fatigue and physical activity.
Further information regarding the trial can be found by clicking here.