The National MS Society is pleased to offer Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Physical and Occupations Therapists. Developed by the Research and Clinical Programs Department, the program is offered by the Society at locations around the country.
To find out if your chapter of the National MS Society is planning a program, contact your chapterat 1-800-344-4867. Or contact the Professional Resource Center for help in finding a program location near you.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system, is diagnosed most commonly between the ages of 20 and 50. Although MS was first described more than 140 years ago, the cause and cure are still unknown. Young adults who are diagnosed with MS will be living with its impact for decades. The symptoms, including fatigue, impaired ambulation, visual disturbances, bowel and bladder problems, and cognitive changes, vary from one individual to another and for any given individual over time. Rehabilitation has both restorative and maintenance goals in MS. Resourceful, skilled rehabilitation therapists can help people with MS maximize independence, productivity, comfort, and self-care over the course of the disease, with an emphasis on maintaining mobility, safety, and quality of life as the disease progresses.
This program is directed to physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals interested in learning more about MS and working with people with MS.
Overview of multiple sclerosis
Overview of rehabilitation in MS
ICF: MS & Body Structures and Function - Part I
ICF: MS & Body Structures and Function – Part II
ICF: MS & Body Structures and Function – Part III
ICF: MS & Activities and Participation
ICF: MS & Environmental Factors
Help from the National MS Society
This 6-hour live program consists of lectures, case discussions, and question-and-answers presented by rehabilitation professionals experienced in working with people affected by MS and other chronic, disabling diseases.
Active participants in this program will be better able to
Chapters that offer this daylong, 6-hour live program work with local CE providers to offer continuing education credits for physical therapists and occupational therapists. Please contact the chapter directly for more information.