Stephanie Raab

Stephanie is currently working with Dr. Alexander Ng to investigate the effect of a supervised ballroom dance program (as a form of physical activity) on the symptoms and quality of life of people with MS. As a branch off the larger study, Stephanie is specifically looking at the effect of the dance on cognition and dual task performance. Why dance? It is a fun and alternative way to get people moving, it is a social event, it is a dual task in that the participants need to remember the steps and move accordingly, and having a partner for support decreases the balance factor (something that is typically a problem for people with MS. There have been promising results in different populations (people with Parkinson's, etc.) but no one has explored the effects in this particular population.


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About the Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic

The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic (MSRC) is a full-service outpatient rehabilitation and sports medicine clinic that offers the expertise of licensed Physical Therapists and licensed Athletic Trainers with the convenience of an on-campus location. MSRC is a part of the College of Health Sciences' nationally ranked Department of Physical Therapy. MSRC primarily serves the Marquette community including students, staff, faculty and spouses/dependents of employees. MSRC does additionally welcome patients from the greater Milwaukee community at large.

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