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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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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last Revised February 15, 2012

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Last Updated: February 15, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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