Getting Up from a Wheelchair with Myositis

Ryan demonstrates what he has learned to make getting up from a seated position or a wheelchair easier with myositis. 1 min


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One of the largest issues we deal with when having a myositis disease is rising from a seated position. The proximal muscles, those nearest the core of the body, are affected causing weakness in muscles used to stand.  

This video talks a little about how we can help ourselves get up easier from a seated position or a wheelchair.

NOTE:  Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) reminds you to coordinate your exercise program with your doctor and physical therapist. Safety is a must to avoid injury. Do not try this on your own without training from a physical therapist. This is informational only and not intended as medical advice. 

See more about Myositis and Exercise at https://understandingmyositis.org/exercise-and-myositis/.

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Ryan J Harvey

Electrical engineer by trade, drummer and photographer by hobby. My name is Ryan Harvey.  Myositis rocked my world in fall of 2017 slowing down my 60+ hour work weeks to a halt. I have had to learn to re-prioritize my life for the sake of my health as it was doing it for me.  I think we have found a treatment that works for me and life is continuing onward!

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