Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable immune-mediated disease that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. Helping others better understand this challenging disease is critical to driving the progress that changes lives for people affected by MS.

Multi-disciplinary physical rehabilitation specialties such as physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy are important for MS patients at all stages of the disease to maximize function and independence. Participating in physical rehabilitation with therapists who specialize in managing symptoms of MS is important as heat sensitivity and fatigue greatly impact exercise and activity tolerance.

Research supports physical rehabilitation for persons with MS to improve their mobility and sense of well-being, reduce fatigue and benefit overall fitness and cardiovascular health.

The emotional and cognitive consequences of MS can be addressed by the medical psychology team at Sheltering Arms Institute. They can provide a variety of behavioral, motivational and other psychotherapeutic treatments as well as neuropsychological testing to help guide patients through the emotional effects of MS.

Learn about outpatient therapy for Multiple Sclerosis at Sheltering Arms.

Learn about outpatient therapy for this condition at VCU Health.