Rehabilitation programs for multiple sclerosis focus on improving overal function. Efforts are designed to help you improve or maintain your ability to perform effectively and safely at home and at work.
Rehabilitation professionals, including physiatrists and physical therapists, focus on overall fitness and energy management, while addressing problems with accessibility and mobility, speech and swallowing, and memory and other cognitive functions.
Rehabilitation is an important component of comprehensive, quality health care for people with MS, at all stages of the disease.
Core components of rehabilitation programs may include the following
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Therapy for Speech and Swallowing Problems
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Reference: National Instititute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke