Acute Effects of Resistance Exercise Among Individuals with MS

Consider taking part in a research study that seeks to examine the acute effects of BFR exercise training on patients with MS. This study involves 4 total visits, each lasting 60-90 minutes. During each visit, surface electromyography, heart rate, and blood flow restriction will be assessed during three types of BFR protocols to gain a better understanding of which is best for this population. This study will take place in the Kinesiology Labs, in the Education Complex on the main campus of the University of Central Florida.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Individual between the ages of 18 to 58
  • Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Are able to walk 10 meters without assistance
  • Are willing to come in for all 4 visits
  • No other known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease
  • No Multiple Sclerosis relapse in the past 30 days
  • Are not currently undergoing a rehabilitation protocol
  • Are not currently seeking medical care for a chronic condition that could limit exercise capacity other than multiple sclerosis
  • Are not currently pregnant

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00004784
PI: Ethan Hill
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Recruitment End Date:
January 31, 2024
Education Complex
12494 University Blvd
174 Lab
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 4
Expected time per visit: 2 hours
Type: $50 per exercise visit ($150 for completing all exercise visits)
Point of Contact:
Ethan Hill
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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