Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

Stem Cell Therapy: Alternative Treatment for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes the muscles to slowly shut down. Swiss Medica shared this video where a patient from the UK talks about how an alternative treatment with stem cell therapy has helped and improved her life with ALS.

What Are Stem Cells and What Do They Do?

Scientists are constantly looking for new ways to make medicine more personalized. One way they are doing this is by researching stem cells. These researched cells are undifferentiated, which means they don’t have a specific job or function because of this they have the potential to become other kinds of…

Assistive Technology Helping ALS Patients

In this video from Philly Philms, watch how the evolution of technological devices are now providing a way for people with low mobility in their upper-body to be able to communicate with other people with the help of assistive technology. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…

ALS Exercises: Move Along

In this video, watch some gentle chair exercises for people living with ALS. Dagmar Munn shared this video in 2015, where she demonstrates some gentle exercises directed at patients with low mobility. They are really simple, slow, easy-to-follow sequences of movement that provide a break from…