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What will I learn on follow-up visits to a physical therapist for multiple sclerosis?

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On follow-up visits, you may learn:

  • Stretches to prevent or ease muscle spasms
  • Moves to keep muscles strong
  • Range-of-motion exercises, like straightening and bending your arms and legs
  • Tips to prevent falls
  • How to use canes, crutches, scooters, wheelchairs, or other aids, if necessary

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2019

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