March is recognized as National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is proud to support this national campaign with the launch of our #GetMoving4MS campaign. It is our goal through this campaign to provide awareness and education in our communities about this condition, how it affects people and how physical therapy can be a resource to those living with MS. We encourage you to browse through the resources below to learn more about multiple sclerosis and how you can support the National MS Society.

PT For MS

Physical therapy can help people with MS return to their daily activities.


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Get Involved!

Participate in a local MS walk, bike, hike, and more.


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National MS Society

Mobilizing people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives.


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RAW vs MS Home

928 miles through 4 states in less than 4 days - the ultimate ultra-cycling challenge.


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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. It is estimated that more than 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MS symptoms vary from person to person, depending on what part of the nervous system is affected, but may include (among others) pain, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, numbness, paralysis, and blindness.

 


 

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How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Nearly all people with multiple sclerosis report difficulty walking, and with other body movements. Although there is no known cure, MS can be successfully controlled with medical management and rehabilitation.

Physical therapy for people with MS focuses on helping them return to daily activities at home, work, and in the community. A physical therapist can also help a person living with MS regain and maintain strength, flexibility, and general fitness, enabling them to live active and productive lives.

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Chris Ramsey Completes the Race Across the West!

It’s official! After 929 grueling miles through California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, Chris Ramsey crossed the RAW finish line on Friday, June 15th, 2018. In doing so, Chris made history by becoming the first person ever with multiple sclerosis to both start AND finish the Race Across the West as a solo rider. Chris completed […]

Tell Me About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - RAW vs MS

Numerous people have asked questions about MS. What is it? Who gets it? Where does it come from? These are not short answers, if they even have answers yet. But one place you can find a lot of information on it for the newly diagnosed, oldly (can I say that?) diagnosed, family and friends of those diagnosed, and even health care providers for those diagnosed with MS, is the National MS Society.

The Significance of Fitness - RAW vs MS

I often quip to my patients that “if the benefits of exercise were instant, everyone would exercise.” Obtaining the benefit of exercise typically requires one to remain consistent for extensive periods of time - months to years. And cessation of that pattern fairly quickly results in losing those hard-fought gains.