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Is Frame Running a good exercise option for people with MS?

Graphic of people running down a street with text reading 'My MS Run'
Lead researcher:
Dr Marietta van der Linden
Based at:
Queen Margaret University
MS Society funding:
Starting shortly

There’s lots of scientific evidence that regular exercise has the potential to reduce MS symptoms and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with MS. So it’s important that exercise opportunities can be adapted so that people with MS have as much choice as possible when selecting a way to keep or become active.

About the project

This study will investigate whether Frame Running is a feasible and safe exercise option for people with MS. The researchers will also measure what benefit Frame Running has on MS symptoms as well as general health and wellbeing.

Frame Running, formerly known as RaceRunning, uses a frame which consists of three wheels and has a saddle and handlebars like a tricycle but with no pedals. Its design offers stability and support while walking or running, which may suit many people with mobility and balance issues, including people living with MS.

How will it help people with MS?

This study will help identify whether Frame Running has any potential benefits on health and wellbeing and the potential to reduce MS symptoms. If the results of this study show that Frame Running is a safe and acceptable exercise activity for people with MS, it could be promoted more widely as an exercise option.

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