Exercise is an important part of living with myositis and is currently the only “treatment” for those with inclusion body myositis. There are many factors to consider when beginning an exercise program especially when you have a muscle disease.
Not too long ago we, as patients, were told by many physicians to not exercise as it was thought we would be doing more damage. This advice has now been retracted and exercise is recommended for myositis patients.
What is the optimal program and how do you get started?
This question is important and one that needs great consideration. First, there is not any one approved exercise program for myositis. We have included some recommended programs with links below.
Prior to beginning an exercise program, consult with your physician to avoid injury.
Exercise as a treatment for myositis
Watch the video session by Helene Alexanderson, Associate Professor, PhD, physical therapist at the Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm Sweden.
Exercise in Place, Part 1
Exercise in Place, a webinar series with Megan, Lauren, Fin, and Ruben, OT/PT team at Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. Practical, helpful information, and exercise demonstrations for myositis patients.