Q&A With Alicia Sloan From the VA MS Center of Excellence West: Yoga Shows Benefits for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

When it comes to stretching and exercise one of the most common options for many people is yoga. While there are some considerations to work with, some studies have shown it can also be beneficial for patients with multiple sclerosis.

When it comes to stretching and exercise one of the most common options for many people is yoga. While there are some considerations to work with, some studies have shown it can also be beneficial for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Alicia P. Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW, from the VA MS Center of Excellence West in Seattle discussed how the VA is using yoga for these patients during the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Sloan said the program has been successful not only with this patient group but also with other conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and other physical and mental impairments that can affect the ability to participate in everyday life activities.