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.


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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