Reporting back mid way through the Free From Falls
class I mentioned. It's been quite helpful. Classes are part presentation, part exercises; including the opportunity to work with one of the PTs (the class is led by the Professor at the PT school, and a group of 3rd year students work with us) on specific exercises targeting my issue.. I only have hard copy of the exercises, but I found which are a subset - ]https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000493.html.
Additionally, I'm working with a PT and was fitting and wearing a BalanceWear vest. The PT tests where/which direction your balance is off and velcros weights in sife the vest; if fact this was a device discussed in the class. The results so far are great. Things as simple as standing with my feet together, and standing with my eyes shut and not swaying around until I almost fall. I danced at a wedding this weekend; the first time I've danced with MS. The great thing is the benefits carry over even after taking off the vest (it did not "go" with the dress I wore to the wedding). And the effects build over time. I'm walking further without my leg needing to stop. My goal is to be able to go on a decent hike again.
You can read more at ... (these videos are much more dramatic than what I described). The site also has some exercises.http://www.motiontherapeutics.com/for-patients/