Multiple Sclerosis Program

 
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We offer an individualized and integrated program including physical, occupational, speech and exercise treatment for returning to a full life with multiple sclerosis.

Our focus is on recovery and function!

  • Neuroplasticity is the ability for your brain to make changes and recover.  This principle is the foundation of what we do.  We help your brain to be able to rewire with the right input.  This recovery can happen at any time, (whether it was 3 months ago or 5 years ago).  We believe in recovery! We join you on a journey (and you are in the driver's seat) and are part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Physical therapy uses exercise of all types to help you stay as independent as possible. Your therapist will help you find which exercises are best for you.

  • Occupational therapy teaches you how to be as independent as possible. 

    • You can learn how to use equipment or aids to help you with your daily life. This includes aids that help you eat, get dressed, bathe, and do other tasks. 

    • This therapy also helps you learn how to save energy while you do those tasks. And you can learn how to do them while using a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair.  "

    • Cognitive" is a word that refers to your brain's ability to do things like remember, solve problems, and make decisions. MS can make these things harder.  Therapy can often retrain your brain to find other ways to do these tasks. For example, you may learn to rely on other ways to remember and stay organized, like using a computer, a cell phone, a notebook, or a filing system.  This therapy can also help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress or fatigue. This is important, because these problems can all affect how well you can think and remember.

  • Speech therapy can impact how you talk and swallow.   

    • With therapy, you may be able to reduce long pauses or slurring, improve your speech patterns or rhythms and the way you pronounce words. 

    • Speech therapy can also recognize swallowing problems. You can also learn what types of food are better for you to eat if it's hard to swallow.