If you're a regular gym junkie, go ahead and get your balance on. If it’s been a minute since you last worked out, consider first meeting with a physical therapist who specializes in neurological conditions. “This way you’ll have an exercise program that’s customized to your needs,” says Michael Hildebrand, D.P.T., a physical therapist in Monroe, LA, who regularly works with people who have multiple sclerosis.
No matter who you are when you begin: Have a sturdy chair handy for support. “As you improve, you will be able to perform each exercise by holding the chair with only one finger, and eventually you won't need the chair at all,” Michaels says.