Innovative Resistance Training for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the current Multiple Sclerosis standard of care exercise recommendations to low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction on functional outcomes, strength, muscle size, and neuromuscular control in Multiple Sclerosis patients. This study involves completing 2 training sessions per week for 12 weeks as well as pre- and post-training assessment visits for a total of 29 visits over 14 weeks. All visits will be on UCF’s campus with a member of the research team.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Between the ages of 18 to 58
  • Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Expanded Disability Status Score of 0 to 6.5
  • Able to walk 10 meters without assistance
  • Are willing to come in for all 29 testing visits over 14 weeks

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • No other known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease
  • 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#: STUDY00003396
PI: Ethan Hill
IRB Expiration September 22, 2022
Recruitment End Date:
August 1, 2023
Education Complex
12494 University Boulevard
174 Lab
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 29
Expected time per visit: 1 hours
Type: $200
Point of Contact:
Ethan Hill
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Health Sciences
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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