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Multiple Sclerosis: Rehabilitation Programs

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have certain physical and cognitive challenges. Rehabilitation—including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive retraining—may help reduce these disabilities.

Key points

  • Physical therapy may improve your ability to perform daily activities and make you feel better.
  • Occupational therapy may help you perform daily activities more easily—especially those involving your hands and arms, such as grooming, dressing, and eating. Assistive devices may be used to help you perform daily tasks.
  • Speech therapy may improve your communication skills if MS symptoms are making speaking difficult.
  • Cognitive retraining may help improve cognitive impairment caused by MS.

what.gif What kind of rehabilitation will I need?
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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBarrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last RevisedFebruary 15, 2012

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Last Updated: February 15, 2012
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