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How can a physical therapist help someone with multiple sclerosis?

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Partner with a physical therapist. Find someone who has experience helping people with multiple sclerosis. Depending on your situation, a physical therapist can change your exercises to make them safer and more effective.

What's more, a physical therapist can help with specific things like building strength, so you can move around better.

From: Living With MS: Exercise Tips WebMD Medical Reference

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis."

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, clinical psychologist; vice president, clinical care, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

Cindy Richman, senior director of patient and healthcare relations, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

University of California, San Francisco: "Living with Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis."

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, clinical psychologist; vice president, clinical care, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

Cindy Richman, senior director of patient and healthcare relations, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

University of California, San Francisco: "Living with Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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