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Is lack of access to pools a barrier to low-impact aquatic exercise?

May 24, 2022 | Uncategorised

Aquatic exercise is used less often by people with multiple sclerosis (MS) than land-based exercise, but it’s generally well liked by those who use it, a patient survey found. A lack of pool access and associated expenses remain significant barriers to aquatic […]


Virtual Reality Exergaming: An MS rehabilitation study

November 15, 2021 | Aids, Life with MS, Research, Study, Support, Trials, Uncategorised

This study seeks to explore the views of people with MS (PwMS) to potentially use VR-exergaming to improve physical function and cognition. It is being conducted by Amir Moeinzadeh (PhD Candidate) at the University of Canterbury, School of Health Sciences […]


Mastering Mountains Grant Applications Now Open

September 17, 2020 | Grants, Scholarships

Mastering Mountains Charitable Trust and Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand are excited to receive applications for the 2020 Mastering Mountains Grant. This grant is now open to people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or Functional Neurological Disorder. The Mastering […]


Staying active at home

March 19, 2020 | Education, Life with MS

Regular exercise is critical for maintaining good mental and physical health. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown means that unless you’ve got a gym at home, many of us will struggle to keep our normal fitness regime. Without exercise, quarantine and […]


Sam and Rachelle Inspire Others To Get Outdoors

November 27, 2019 | Grants, Life with MS, Scholarships, Uncategorised

Despite a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), Aucklanders Sam Smith and Rachelle Becker will redefine what’s possible with MS and to inspire others to pursue healthier lifestyles. Supporting their aspirations, Mastering Mountains Charitable Trust with Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand (MSNZ) […]