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Managing your MS with PT

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? Don’t suffer any more than you have to! Physical therapy can become not only your best option for managing your aches and pains, but your best friend. When you are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, your condition is forever changing- some days are good days, others not so much. Physical therapy is there for you to help you learn how to cope with your body and the changes it goes through. It can help you maintain and develop strength and stamina, as well as help you cope with your mobility after a disease flair.

Multiple Sclerosis symptoms are different for every person, and consequentially your treatment program will be unique to you as well. Your physical therapist will create a program that fits your specific needs. Common ailments and physical therapy treatments include:

-Spasticity: If you experience this, your program will most likely include slow stretching controlled position changes, and the use of cold packs.

-Fatigue: If you experience this, your program will most likely focus on managing your energy, and skills to avoid over exertion.

Other common physical therapy programs may include maintaining spastic muscles through exercises, muscle strengthening exercises, range of motion exercises, as well as being taught how to use aids for mobility such as crutches, canes, scooters, and wheelchairs.

If you are suffering from multiple sclerosis, seek physical therapy treatment, you may be surprised at how well it can help you manage your aches and pains!

Home Advantage Rehabilitation is here to help with all of your homecare needs. Feel free to call with any questions that you may have about physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy 516-459-9439.